Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

Professor Gustaf Olsson to present at AWMC

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Professor Gustaf Olsson, will be visiting AWMC from Lund University, Sweden and will present a special seminar on Friday 17 October 2014 at Level 1 Seminar Room, AIBN (Building 75), UQ St Lucia Campus, 9-10am. All welcome to attend, no RSVP required. His presentation title “The water-energy-food nexus - couplings and conflicts”.


Professor Gustuf Olsson







Gustaf Olsson is professor in Industrial automation and since 2006 professor emeritus at Lund University, Sweden. He has devoted his research to control and automation in water systems, electrical power systems and industrial processes. His research has lately been focused on the water-energy nexus.

Since 2006 he has shared his time as a guest professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the Technical University of Malaysia (UTM) and at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is honorary faculty member of the Exeter University in UK. Between 2005 and 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal Water Science and Technology.  From 2007 to 2010 he has been a member of the IWA (International Water Association) Board of Directors. In 2010 he received the IWA Publication Award. In 2012 he was the awardee of an Honorary Doctor degree at UTM and an Honorary Membership of IWA.

Gustaf has guided 23 PhDs and a few hundred MSc students. He has received the Lund University pedagogical award for “distinguished achievements in the education" and has been elected the “teacher of the year” by the Lund University engineering students.  

Gustaf has authored 9 international books - some of them published also in Russian, German and Chinese - and contributed with chapters in another 19 books as well as about 170 scientific publications.  His most recent book called “Water and Energy – Threats and Opportunities” (IWA Publications) was published in 2012.