Tomas Åström is Managing Director of Faugert & Co Utvärdering and has worked for the Swedish Technopolis company since 2006.
Tomas holds an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Lightweight Structures, both from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He has a background as full professor in Lightweight Structures at KTH and subsequently as chief executive officer of a research institute engaged in polymer material science. Tomas’ areas of engineering expertise are mainly in materials and manufacturing and he has extensive experience, both as researcher and as evaluator, of working with manufacturing industry, in particular in the sectors of automotive, aerospace, forestry, marine, polymers, textiles and composites. Since joining Technopolis, he has mainly worked on programme evaluations and impact assessments, as well as on various research and innovation policy studies.
He is fluently bilingual in Swedish and English.