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educator , scientist

John Torkel Wallmark, Swedish scientist, educator. Recipient Polhem award Swedish Engineers Association, 1982; H.T. Cedergren medal Royal Institute of Technology, 1984, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan grand prize, 1989, John Ericsson award American Society Swedish Engineers, 1994, Chalmers medal Chalmers University of Technology, 1989.


Wallmark, John Torkel was born on June 4, 1919 in Stockholm. Son of Gunnar and Vivi (Osterlund) Wallmark.


Doctor Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1953.


Engineer, Standard Radio AB, Stockholm, 1944-1945; research assistant, Royal Institute technical, 1945-1953; staff member, Radio Corporation of America laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947-1948, 53-64; staff member, Radio Corporation of America laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, 66-68; professor electrical engineering, Chalmers U., Gothenburg, Sweden, 1964-1966, 68-83; professor innovations, Chalmers U., Gothenburg, Sweden, since 1983. Member invention committee Federal Board Technology Development, 1968-1978. Research advising committee Perstorp AB, 1977-1985, Federal Board Technology Development, 1979-1987, Ericsson AB, 1982-1985, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, 1986-1989, Frico AB, since 1985.

Board directors Chemtronics AB, 1984-1987, Gothenburg Product Development Center, Institute Opt. Reserve; chairman idea stipend committee Job Security Council SAF-PTK, since 1988.


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (L.J. Wallmark award 1954), Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Science (IVA Large Gold medal 1989), Royal Society Arts and Science.


Married Madeline Mihelyi, April 18, 1949. Children: John Sigurd, John Torbjorn. Married Gunnel Alsen, August 20, 1975.

Gunnar Wallmark

Vivi (Osterlund) Wallmark

Madeline Mihelyi

Gunnel Alsen

John Sigurd Wallmark

John Torbjorn Wallmark