More information on the Nordic Working Group on Process Control

The NPC Working Group was formally founded in Stockholm on 24 October 1994. The group initiates activities in order to strengthen the ties between the Nordic process control communities. One activity of the Working Group is to propose the location, date and organizers of an annual or semi-annual "Nordic Process Control Workshop". The Working Group also awards the "Nordic Process Control Award" to persons who have a made a lasting and significant contribution to the field of process control.

For more details see the guidelines of the NPC Working Group.

NPC Working Group Members

Present members of the Working Group (year of election):
  1. Prof. Kurt Erik Häggblom, Åbo Akademi, Finland (1998; 2004; 2010; 2016) (chair)
  2. Dr. Elling W. Jacobsen, KTH, Sweden (1994; 2000; 2006; 2012) (Past Chair)
  3. Prof. Sigurd Skogestad, NTNU, Norway (1994; 2000; 2012)
  4. Dr. Jeno Kovacs, Foster Wheeler Co., Finland (2010; 2016)
  5. Dr. John Bagterp Jørgensen, DTU, Denmark (2009; 2015)
  6. Dr. Jan Peter Axelsson, Vascaia, Sweden (1997; 2003; 2009; 2015)
  7. Prof. Bjarne Foss, NTNU, Norway (2000; 2012)
  8. Dr. Annika Leonard, Vattenfall, Sweden (2004; 2010; 2016)
  9. Dr. Alf Isaksson, ABB, Sweden (2004; 2010; 2016)
  10. Prof. Bernt Lie, Telemark Univ. College, Norway (2007; 2013)
  11. Dr. Hans Aalto, Neste Jacobs, Finland (2007; 2013)
  12. Dr. Bjørn Glemmestad, Yara, Norway (2007; 2013)
  13. Prof. Tore Hägglund, Sweden (2009; 2015)
  14. Dr. Gurkan Sin, DTU, Denmark (2009; 2015)
  15. Docent Torsten Wik, CTH, Sweden (2013)
  16. Dr. Krister Forsman, Perstorp, Sweden (2013)
  17. Dr. Christer Utzen, GEA Process Engineering A/S, Denmark (2015)
  18. Dr. Iiro Harjunkoski, ABB Germany/Aalto Univ., Finland (2016)

Previous members of the Working Group:

  • Dr. Steinar Sælid, Prediktor AS, Norway (1994-1999)
  • Blenda Weibull, Sweden (1994-1995)
  • Dr. Ib Dybkjær, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark (1994-1996)
  • Dr. Magne Hillestad, Statoil, Norway (1994-1998)
  • Prof. Kurt Waller, Åbo Akademi, Finland (1994-1998)
  • Prof. Bo Egardt, CTH, Sweden (1994-1998)
  • Dr. Stig Strand, Statoil, Norway (1998-2002)
  • Dr. Charlotte Stub Nielsen, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark (1998-2002)
  • Dr. David Cameron, Fantoft Prosess, Norway (1994-2004)
  • Prof. Pertti Makila, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland (2001-2004)
  • Dr. Leif Hammarstrøm, Neste Oy Process Automation, Finland (1994-2007)
  • Gunnar Berggren, Borealis, Sweden (2001-2007)
  • Prof. Sten Bay Jørgensen, DTU, Denmark (1994-2009)
  • Dr. Jørgen Knudsen, FLS-Automation, Denmark (1998-2009)
  • Dr. Jan Richard Sagli, Statoil, Norway (2003-2009)
  • Dr. Kaj Juslin, VTT, Finland (1995-2012)
  • Prof. Claes Breitholtz, CTH, Sweden (1998-2013)
  • Mr. Tommy Mølbak, Dong Energy, Denmark (2009-2014)
  • Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Jamsa-Jounela, Helsinki Univ. Tech., Finland (2004-2016)

    Previous chairs of the Working Group:

  • Sigurd Skogestad, Norway (1994-98)
  • Elling W. Jacobsen, Sweden (1999-2007)
  • Sirkka-Liisa Jamsa-Jounela, Finland (2007-2009)
  • Tore Hägglund, Sweden (2009-2010)
  • John Bagterp Jørgensen, Denmark (2010-2012)
  • Jeno Kovacs, Finland (2012-13)
  • Sigurd Skogestad, Norway (2014-15)
  • Elling W. Jacobsen, Sweden(2015-16)


    Origin of the working group

  • Logo for the Nordic Process Control working group