Prof. Dr. Eng. Christer Sjöström: Chartered Engineer in Civil Engineering, B.Sc. In Mathematics and Chemistry, Dr. Eng./Docent in Building Materials (KTH), and Professor in Building Materials Technology at the KTH Research School, University of Gävle.
Vice President for Research at the University of Gävle 2001 – 2008. Specialised in material technologies and service life analysis of materials, building products, systems and buildings. Chairman of the CIB and RILEM committees on prediction of service life of building materials and components 1982 – 2005. Chairman of ISO/TC59/SC14 ”Design Life” (on Service Life Planning of buildings) up to 2010. President of CIB (www.cibworld.nl) 1995 – 98. He was during that period instrumental in establishing Sustainable Construction as an international key RTD area. He has extensive experience of being involved in and leading international consortia projects in a range of areas of the built sector. Later engagements include e.g. the EC FP6 project “Smart-ECO; Sustainable Smart ECO-buildings in the EU” (Co-ordinator).