Clay Technology Staff
*Clay Technology staff is listed below. Click the pictures to have more information about the employees
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Lennart is managing director of Clay Technology. He is a specialist in bentonite buffer and backfill THM-behaviour and modelling. He has been involved in modelling many of the processes and scenarios in SR-Site for SKB as well as many field and laboratory tests.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 73
Mobile: +46 705 820 483
Ph.D. Quantum Chemistry
Magnus is a research scientist focussing on physico-chemical aspects of bentonite clay. He performs experimental and theoretical work including molecular dynamics simulation, to understand the long-term behaviour of bentonite and its interaction with other components in the repository environment. Magnus has the main responsibility for the work on clay colloid stability, including process description in SR-Site for SKB.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 71
M.Sci. Applied Mathematics
Margareta is a modeller mainly working with numerical modelling of thermal, hydraulic and mechanical (THM) processes in crystalline rock relating to deep geological storage of high-level nuclear waste. She is currently also conducting doctoral studies at Chalmers University of Technology.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 88
Mobile: +46 730 734 421
Ola Karnland is a specialist regarding long term stability of bentonite, and the coupling between mineralogy and physico-chemical properties of bentonites. He has been project manager of a number of field and laboratory tests and engaged in the description of processes for performance assessments in the SR-Site application.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 76
Mobile: +46 706 763 374
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Ann is a research engineer working with thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in backfill and buffer materials. The main focus of the work is laboratory experiments with analyses and reporting regarding the behavior of bentonite in water saturated and unsaturated states.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 80
Licentiate Industrial Electronics
Ulf is a research engineer mainly working in the laboratory with instrumentation, infrastructure and laboratory testing. He is responsible for the IT system of the company. He has also been involved in field test instrumentation and evaluation of transducer function.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 78
Mobile: +46 702 863 193
Torbjörn is a research engineer involved in many projects dealing with different questions regarding the building of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel. He has been working with design, instrumentation and installation of several full scale field tests. Other examples of work are design and construction of test equipment, bentonite block manufacturing and implementation of different laboratory tests.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 72
Mobile: +46 706 248 993
Ph.D. Theoretical Physics
Martin is a research scientist focusing on physicochemical aspects of bentonite clay. He does experimental work in several areas, e.g. freezing, gas migration, salt diffusion, and water flow. In addition, he works on bentonite model development, with main focus on chemical aspects. Martin is responsible for the process description of freezing of bentonite in SKB:s safety assessment, both for the spent nuclear fuel repository concept (KBS-3) as well as for the existing repository for low- and intermediate level waste (SFR).
Direct: +46 46 286 25 83
Harald is leading and coordinating Clay Technology’s rock mechanics services provided to SKB and other clients. He has had the main responsibility for the thermal, mechanical and thermo-mechanical analyses of the repository host rock carried out for SKB within the SR-Site project.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 75
Mobile: +46 706 763 384
Irene is the administrative manager of Clay Technology. She is responsible for financial and personnel matters. She is also in charge of Clay Technology’s quality assurance system.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 70
M. Sc. Enviromental Engineering Direct: +46 46 286 25 89
Mobile: +46 709 515 107
B.Sc. Control and
Reza is a research engineer specialising in data management and monitoring of large scale tests. He has been involved in installation and monitoring of many large scale tests in Äspö HRL for SKB. He has also been working with laboratory testing of bentonite properties and behavior.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 82
Mobile: +46 706 451 466
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Billy is a mechanical engineer and since three years PhD student at Uppsala University. His work is focused on rock mechanics modelling, in particular earthquake simulations. Billy has been working with background calculations for SKB’s safety assessments as well as with calculations in connection with large field tests.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 81
Mobile: +46 702 863 293
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineeringg
Ola is a modeller of Clay Technology. His main work task is modelling of bentonite buffer and backfill THM processes. He has been involved in modelling many of the processes and scenarios in SR-Site for SKB as well as several field tests.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 84
Mobile: +46 704 345 598
Ph.D. Water Resources Engineering
Mattias is a specialist in bentonite buffer and backfill THM-behaviour. He has been engaged in THM modelling of several processes for performance assessments for SR-Site, as well as for prediction or evaluation of several field and laboratory tests. He has also been project manager of a number of field and laboratory tests.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 74
Mobile: +46 703 043 017
Daniels is a modeller primarily working with analysing the THM behaviour of the bentonite buffer and backfill. He has taken part in the modelling of both several large field tests as well as in some tasks within SR-site for SKB.
Direct: +46 46 286 25 85
Mobile: +46 702 746 473