Staff and Faculty

Umeå Institute of Design has around 40 employees, with different backgrounds and nationalities. In addition to the in-house team, we also have visiting teachers and tutors from all over the world. 


Aditya Pawar
Doctoral student
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 88 36


Adrian Löwander
Department administrator
E-mail
+46 90 786 51 60


Ambra Trotto
Associate Professor
E-mail


Anders Hellström
House technician / Caretaker
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 94
+46 73 620 51 94


Anja Neidhardt
Doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 7867001
+46 90 7867001


Birgitta Sundberg
Coordinator for education
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 14


Brendon Clark
Associate Professor in Design Anthropology, Director of doctoral studies
E-mail
+46 090 786 6354


Catharina Henje
Lecturer interaction design, doctoral student.
E-mail
+46 90 786 74 60
+46 70 308 92 66


Christoffel Kuenen
MFA Programme Director Interaction Design & Associate Professor in Interaction Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 30
+46 70 338 51 44


Cindy Kohtala
Professor in design for sustainability
E-mail


Corné de Beer
Financial Administrator
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 76


Daniela Bohlinger
Professor of Practice in Sustainability
E-mail


Danielle Wilde
Professor in design for sustainability
E-mail


David Risberg
Research engineer
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 63 88


Demian Horst
Head of Department & Associate Professor in Industrial Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 97 82
+46 70 293 16 50


Elin Kolterjahn
Coordinator for visual communication
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 12


Erica Fjällström
HR Coordinator
E-mail
090-786 57 11


Eva-Lena Bäckström
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail


Fredrik Holmgren
Technician
E-mail
090-786 74 01


Giuliano Garonzi
Lecturer in visual storytelling and video production
E-mail


Heather Wiltse
Associate Professor (on parental leave)
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 39


Jens Mann
Systems Administrator
E-mail
+46 90 7865499


Jens Persson
Communications Officer
E-mail
+46 90 786 50 63


Jerry Jonsson
Goods Delivery
E-mail
090-786 88 68
072-526 12 66


Johan Gustafsson
Adjunct lecturer in model techniques
E-mail


Johan Redström
Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 89
+46 72 513 61 90


Jonas Sandström
MFA Programme Director Transportation Design & Associate Professor in Industrial Design
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 62 56


Lars Byström
Technician
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 44


Lars Johansson
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 31


Linda Bogren
Lecturer & International coordinator
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 79


Linda Bresäter
Deputy Head of Department & Lecturer in Service Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 19
+46 720 852 790


Linnéa Therese Dimitriou
Lecturer
E-mail


Maria Göransdotter
Associate professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 36


Maria Isaksson
Service assistant
E-mail


Marije de Haas
Associate Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 27
+46 70 217 41 04


Markus Leszcyzk
Teaching assistant in sketching
E-mail


Monica Lindh Karlsson
Associate Professor, doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 786 55 62


Nicholas Baroncelli Torretta
Doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 98


Niklas Andersson
Lecturer in design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 34
+46 70 667 08 63


Oscar Björk
Deputy Head of Department & Director of Studies
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 93


Pamela Gil-Salas
Doctoral student
E-mail


Patrik Mattsson
Lecturer 3D techniques
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 90


Per Sihlén
Lecturer, Programme director bachelor programme
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 67
+46 70 350 04 45


Rickard Åström
Research engineer, Interaction lab
E-mail


Robert Collins
Doctoral student
E-mail


Robin Sandström
Service assistant
E-mail


Seda Özçetin
Doctoral student
E-mail


Sven-Erik Hilberer
IT support
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 77
+46 70 654 72 28


Thomas Degn
MFA Programme Director Advanced Product Design & Associate Professor in Industrial Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 77 41


Tomas Lindehell
Lecturer, CAID
E-mail
+46 90 786 93 61


Xaviera Sànchez de la Barquera Estrada
Doctoral student - On parental leave
E-mail
090-7869374


Ylva Fernaeus
Visiting research fellow
E-mail
+46 90 786 80 70


  • Professors emeriti

    Bengt Palmgren
    Professor emeritus
    Founder & Rector 1989-2009
    E-mail

    Mike Stott
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director IxD 1996-2009
    E-mail

    Pete Avondoglio
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director APD 1996-2009
    E-mail

    Erik Stolterman
    Professor emeritus
    E-mail

    Aina Nilsson-Ström
    Professor emerita
    E-mail

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