I address problems in the theoretical and applied mechanics of solids. My research involves stress corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement and materials testing. I have a focus on the mechanical conditions leading to dissolution of materials, instabilities at material surfaces, growth of precipitates and initiation and growth of cracks.
In 1986 I became Docent and then acting Professor of Solid Mechanics at Uppsala University (87), Professor at Luleå University (93), Professor of Mechanics of Materials at Malmö University (00) and since 2009 Professor of Solid Mechanics at Lund University.
From 2004 to 2009 I was the chairman of the National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, correspondent of EuroMech 1994 to 1996, expert for the Swedish Research Council, the NATO Collaborative Research Council and the Royal Society of London. Swedish representativ in The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics since 2012. Officer of European Structural Integrity Society since 2015. Official Elsevier blogger for the International Journal of Engineering Fracture Mechanics.