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. Johannes Jäschke, NTNU, Norway (2018) (Chair)
  2. Francesco Corona, Aalto University, Finland (2019) (Co-chair)
  3. Wolfgang Birk, Luleå University of technology (2018) (Past chair)
  4. Gurkan Sin, DTU, Denmark (2009; 2015; 2022)
  5. Elling W. Jacobsen, KTH, Sweden (1994; 2000; 2006; 2012, 2018)
  6. Sigurd Skogestad, NTNU, Norway (1994; 2000; 2012, 2018)
  7. Jeno Kovacs, Sumitomo SHI FW Energia, Finland (2010; 2016: ?)
  8. John Bagterp Jørgensen, DTU, Denmark (2009; 2015; 2022)
  9. Annika Leonard, Vattenfall, Sweden (2004; 2010; 2016; 2022)
  10. Alf Isaksson, ABB, Sweden (2004; 2010; 2016; 2022)
  11. Bernt Lie, Telemark Univ. College, Norway (2007; 2013; 2019)
  12. Torsten Wik, CTH, Sweden (2013; 2019)
  13. Christer Utzen, GEA Process Engineering A/S, Denmark (2015; 2022)
  14. Iiro Harjunkoski, ABB Germany/Aalto Univ., Finland (2016; 2022)
  15. Morten Hovd, NTNU, Norway (2018)
  16. Jakob Kjøbstedt Huusom, DTU, Denmark (2018)
  17. Jari Böling, Åbo Akademi University, Finland (2019)
  18. Nicholas Alsop, Borealis, Sweden (2022)
  19. Olav Slupphaug, ABB, Norway (2022)

Previous members of the Working Group:

  • Steinar Sælid, Prediktor AS, Norway (1994-1999)
  • Blenda Weibull, Sweden (1994-1995)
  • Ib Dybkjær, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark (1994-1996)
  • Magne Hillestad, Statoil, Norway (1994-1998)
  • Kurt Waller, Åbo Akademi, Finland (1994-1998)
  • Bo Egardt, CTH, Sweden (1994-1998)
  • Stig Strand, Statoil, Norway (1998-2002)
  • Charlotte Stub Nielsen, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark (1998-2002)
  • David Cameron, Fantoft Prosess, Norway (1994-2004)
  • Pertti Makila, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland (2001-2004)
  • Leif Hammarstrøm, Neste Oy Process Automation, Finland (1994-2007)
  • Gunnar Berggren, Borealis, Sweden (2001-2007)
  • Sten Bay Jørgensen, DTU, Denmark (1994-2009)
  • Jørgen Knudsen, FLS-Automation, Denmark (1998-2009)
  • Jan Richard Sagli, Statoil, Norway (2003-2009)
  • Kaj Juslin, VTT, Finland (1995-2012)
  • Claes Breitholtz, CTH, Sweden (1998-2013)
  • Tommy Mølbak, Dong Energy, Denmark (2009-2014)
  • Sirkka-Liisa Jamsa-Jounela, Helsinki Univ. Tech., Finland (2004-2016)
  • Bjarne Foss, NTNU, Norway (2000-2017)
  • Kurt Erik Häggblom, Åbo Akademi, Finland (1998-2019)
  • Hans Aalto, Neste Jacobs, Finland (2007-2019)
  • Krister Forsman, Perstorp, Sweden (2013-2019)
  • Bjørn Glemmestad, Yara, Norway (2007-2019)
  • Jan Peter Axelsson, Vascaia, Sweden (1997-2022)
  • Tore Hägglund, Sweden (2009-2022)

    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 (2012-2013)
  • Sigurd Skogestad, Norway (2014-2015)
  • Elling W. Jacobsen, Sweden (2015-2016)
  • Kurt Erik Häggblom, Finland (2016-2018)
  • Gurkan Sin, Denmark (2018-2019)
  • Wolfgang Birk, Sweden (2019-2022)


    Origin of the working group

  • Logo for the Nordic Process Control working group :w