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Torgny Brogårdh

Torgny Brogårdh, Swedish research and development company executive. Achievements include development, patents and industralization of fibre optic sensors, semiconductor sensors, robot motion control and parallel kinematic machines. Recipient Wenström Award, 1990, Gold medal, Swedish Royal Academy Engineering Sciences, 1998, Euron Technology Transfer award, 2005. Member of Swedish Foundation Strategic Research (associate; board mem since 2003).

Background

  • Brogårdh, Torgny was born on October 18, 1947 in Tranås, Sweden. Son of Thore and Margreth Brogårdh.

  • Education

    • Graduate Engineer, University Lund, 1971. Doctor Technology, University Lund, 1975. Docent in Instrumentation Technology, University Lund, 1976.

    Career

    • Lecturer department instrumentation technical Lund Institute of Technology, 1972—1973, research assistant, 1973—1974, Wallenberg Laboratory, Lund, 1974—1976. Research and development engineer Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, Västerås, Sweden, 1976—1978, Research & Development manager instrumentation technical, 1978—1980, Research & Development manager electrical engineering, 1980—1986. Research and development engineer ABB Robotics, 1986—1991, senior specialist, 1991—1996, company senior specialist, since 1996, corporation executive engineer, since 2009.

      Associate professor Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1982—1986. Chairman Vinnova Competence Center Information Systems for Industrial Control and Supervision, Linköping, Sweden, 2001—2006. Industrial representative science board Center Industrial Information Technology, Linköping, 2002—2009, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Stockholm, since 2003.

      Chairman Vinnova Industry Excellence Center Sensor Informatics & Control. Sergeant Swedish Army, 1967.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development, patents and industralization of fibre optic sensors, semiconductor sensors, robot motion control and parallel kinematic machines.

    Membership

    Member of Swedish Foundation Strategic Research (associate. Board mem since 2003).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, reading, movies.

    Connections

    • Married Margareta Krull, February 3, 1973. Children: Magdalena, Carl, Emma.
    • father: Thore Brogårdh
    • mother: Margreth Brogårdh
    • spouse: Margareta Krull
    • children: Magdalena Brogårdh
    • Carl Brogårdh
    • Emma Brogårdh
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    Born October 18, 1947
    (age 69)
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    • 1971
      University Lund
    • 1975
      University Lund
    • 1976
      University Lund
    • 1974 - 1976
      Lecturer, department instrumentation technical Lund Institute of Technology
      Lund, Nevada, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      Research and Development engineer, Allm+nnna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget
      Västerås, Vastmanlands Lan, Sweden
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