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mattias elgNew director of HELIX VINN Excellence Centre

HELIX gets a new director as of March 2012. The new Director is named Mattias Elg and is Professor of Quality Engineering at the Department of Science and Technology. The change of director has long been planned and Per-Erik Ellström, former director, will continue as director of research at the Center. Mattias Elg has been deputy director since 2010 and participated in HELIX since its start in 2006.

Mattias has a long history at Linköping University and received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics at Linköping University in 1997. He became a lecturer in Quality Technology 2001 after writing his thesis on Quality Engineering in connection with CMTO - Centre for Studies of Humans, Technology and Organisation - with a thesis on leadership, and metrics. Mattias is currently running several research projects on assumptions and models to successfully drive quality and business development in both private and public organisations. Three themes that are central to Mattias research right now is service-based models and methods for involving customers in the development, organisation of strategic business development and metrics-based management and quality improvement. He also supervises graduate students, including Jostein Langstrand with dissertation March 16, 2012 with the thesis "Exploring organizational translation - A case study of changes toward lean production". Mattias publishes widely in international journals and is also involved in the education of engineers at Linköping University.

As a new director Mattias looks forward to an exciting and interesting task, especially HELIX Academy, which can be a very interesting development and education in HELIX. We hope to develop HELIX Academy to become a venue for networking, seminars, training, active varieties, experience and depth dialogue between the parties to the HELIX. The most important task for the manager is to create opportunities for HELIX to develop socially relevant research of high scientific quality, says Mattias. In order to be able to have impact, research must be of high quality and we must constantly strive to find new interesting questions, models and theoretical approaches to practically relevant problems.

If you have questions or ideas for the further development of the center, please get in touch with the new director Mattias Elg, phone +46 (0)13-281154, mattias.elg@liu.se


contact us at HELIX

Mattias Elg, Director

013-28 44 01, mattias.elg@liu.se

Per-Erik Ellström, Co-Director
013-28 21 22, 0705-20 00 66, per-erik.ellstrom@liu.se

Malin Tillmar, Co-Director
013-28 15 88, malin.tillmar@liu.se

Henrik Kock, Director of Graduate Studies
013-28 44 39, henrik.kock@liu.se

Madeleine Peukert, Administrator
013-28 58 56, madeleine.peukert@liu.se

Linköpings universitet, HELIX, Hus Terra, 581 83 Linköping
Visiting address: 
Campus Valla, Hus Terra, Olaus Magnus Väg 37. Map





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New book - The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning

Per-Erik Ellström from HELIX, contributes with a chapter in the new book "The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning".

For more information click here.


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Last updated: 2012-09-10