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Bo Olov Jacobson

Bo Olov Jacobson was Swedish engineering educator. Recipient Jacob Wallenberg award, 1984, Skandia Innovation Cup, Skandia and Dagens Industries, 1986, Tribology Gold medal, 1997. Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers; member: Royal Academy Engineering Sciences.

Background

  • Jacobson, Bo Olov was born on September 26, 1942 in Gävle, Sweden. Son of Petrus and Tyra Olivia (Olsson) Jacobson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Högre Tekn. Läroverket, Gävle, Sweden, 1962. Master of Science, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1967.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1970. Doctor of Science, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1972.

    Career

    • Assistant university teacher Lund Technology University, 1965-1970, research associate, 1970-1973. Professor Luleå Technology University, Sweden, 1973-1987. National Research Council research fellow National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, 1981-1982, 85.

      Consultant engineer Svenska Kullagerfabriken Engineering and Research Center, Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 1987-1997. Professor machine elements Lund Institute of Technology, 1997—2006, professor emeritus, since 2007. Adjunct professor Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1987—1991, Luleå TEch.

      University, 1992—1997. With Swedish Army, 1962-1963.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Member: Royal Academy Engineering Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, fishing, boating, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Gunnel L. B. Arlock, May 21, 1966 (divorced 1989). Children: Per Olof, Hans, Göran, Boel, Nils.
    • father: Petrus Jacobson
    • mother: Tyra Olivia (Olsson) Jacobson
    • spouse: Gunnel L. B. Arlock
    • children: Per Olof Jacobson
    • Hans Jacobson
    • Göran Jacobson
    • Boel Jacobson
    • Nils Jacobson
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    Born September 26, 1942
    (age 74)
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    • 1962
      Högre Tekn. Läroverket
    • 1967
      Lund Institute of Technology
    • 1970
      Lund Institute of Technology
    • 1972
      Lund Institute of Technology
    • 1973 - 1987
      professor, Lule+N Technology University
      Sweden
    • 1981 - 1982
      National Research Council research fellow, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1987 - 1997
      consultant, engineer Svenska Kullagerfabriken Engineering and Research Center
      Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands, Netherlands
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