Our Board

Directors / Officers for 2023


Per Treven E90 – President


I was born in Ängelholm where I grew up until my military service at LV4 in Ystad and S1 in Enköping. After military service I got an opportunity to work in Paris at a mail order company for dental products for 1.5 years. Over there I figured out that I wanted to become an engineer and study at Chalmers rather than fill boxes with mail orders. At Chalmers I studied Electrical Engineering, graduated in 1990 and then started working at Ericsson in Stockholm. After a few years in Stockholm my family and I moved to Dallas for what we thought would be a few years, but am now celebrating 25 years over here. My Chalmers buddies and I decided to meet every year after graduation and have now met for 33 years straight, latest in Croatia. Måsen is definitely the best snaps song ever.


Åke Hellström  F69  – Event Manager
Born in Norrköping, army vpl and  full-time Lv Engineer at RMS,  then Chalmers  MSc F69. Enjoyed  all Emil  fun and  party . Had a job waiting in Columbus , OH . Grew later  international. Been sittinng on our Board many years. Still no splinters or nails in my butt !


Arne Dunhem E74 – Director (Membership Assistant)

Born in Ängelholm, but grew up in Helsingborg until it was time for Chalmers where I graduated from Electrical Engineering in 1974. I worked in Sweden three years after graduation. Have lived in Washington, D.C. since 1978 where I first worked until 1989 as a senior engineer/manager with the satellite organization INTELSAT. Since that time, I have been a Chairman or CEO for several publicly traded as well as privately held companies, dealing with satellite communications, telecommunication services, semiconductors and computer systems. I have been the Chairman for several nonprofit organizations. I was first secretary and then over several years the Chairman for U.S. Friends of Chalmers and later Chalmers Alumni Association USA/Canada until 2019.


Franco Maras E88 - Secretary
Franco Maras E88 – Secretary


I was born in the home town of Chalmers, where I started my studies in Electrical Engineering in 1984. The final year before graduation I was fortunate to be able study in Vienna at the Technische Universität. I returned to Gothenburg for my military service at LV6 as System Engineer, before receiving the opportunity to start working at Ericsson in Dallas, TX. This is where I met my beautiful wife, Mary, and where our two sons, Eric and Jacob, were born. In 2011 I switched industries and started working for Hunt Oil and have remained in the organization, although we are now part of Helmerich & Payne. Måsen was my favorite song at Chalmers and still remains the favorite!


Pelle Duong I07 – Director of Communications

Born in Vietnam, raised in Sweden. After “lumpen” went to the USA for College (Virginia Tech and at the College of Charleston). Moved home to Gothenburg to study Management of Innovation at Chalmers. Studied briefly at Lund University while working for Tetra Pak. Then, went to Vietnam, to work on a short-term specialty assignment. Worked as Chief Engineer for a top 200 Forbes company for many years. Today Philadelphia PA is home, working at Alkegen (“We [Alkegen] help people breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before”).


Tomas Bern F88 – System Manager


Born in Borås, but grew up in Säffle, studied Engineering Physics at Chalmers including one exchange year at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. While working for Ericsson, I met my wife in Caracas, Venezuela and moved later to Dallas, Texas where our two daughters – Alexis and Sandra – were born. Måsen is my favorite drinking song!

Johannes Kristinsson D03 – At Large Member
Born in Gothenburg to Icelandic and Finnish parents, it was very clear early in my life I would go to Chalmers. I graduated with a M.Sc.E. in Computer Science in 2003 and worked a few years at a Chalmers-originated startup, before consulting for Volvo Cars. In 2008 I moved to Michigan, USA to work for Ford Motor Company in their Research & Advanced division covering topics from electrified vehicles, navigation, customer experience and AI/Machine Learning. I met my wife in Ann Arbor, MI, where we are currently living with our two kids, William and Peter.
Ingalill Wilson K78 – Treasurer


Born in the county of Halland in Sweden and raised in Mölndal. Worked in a professional photo lab for a year after High School graduation. Studied Chemical Engineering at Chalmers and graduated in 1978. Was thereafter working for AstraZeneca with pre-clinical and clinical research for more than 25 years – long enough to recive the gold watch in Stockholm City Hall! Met my husband while being on a 2-year secondment in England and we later became the proud parents of a daughter and a son. Relocated to England and worked for two years in two pharmaceutical companies: Paragon and Wyeth. Relocated through my husband’s work to USA in 2012 and have since been a homemaker. Happy to be part of the Chalmers Alumni Association in USA!


Roger Nordman –   CING HQ and Chalmers AB representative

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Born in Kungshamn , studied Chemical Engineering and did a PH.D in Energy systems at Chalmers. I also met my wife at Chalmers. We now live in Mölnlycke outside Göteborg. Besides working at RISE for 15 years and two years for the student union, I’m now in  Chalmers Industriteknik. For some years, I was the Mayor of Härryda Community. Måsen is my favorite drinking song!”




Christoffer Abrahamsson Bt10 & PhD15


Growing up in the towns of Borås and Fritsla, I spent most of my childhood playing with friends in both rural and suburban settings. During my primary school years, I developed an interest in the natural sciences, with a particular focus on chemistry and biology. This passion led me to pursue a M.Sc. in Biotechnology, which I obtained in 2010 from Chalmers University. My first experience in the United States came when I was given the opportunity to perform my Master’s Thesis project on tissue engineering in the laboratory of Robert Langer at MIT in Cambridge, MA. After returning to Chalmers, I continued my studies and successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis on “Microstructure and Liquid Mass Transport Control in Nanocomposite Materials” in 2015. In 2015, my wife and I decided to move back to the US, where I worked as a Postdoc in the laboratory of George Whitesides until 2021. During this time, I developed easy-to-use tests and instruments for analyzing illicit drugs and nutrients in agriculture. Currently, I am the CEO and Founder of Agvios, Inc, an Agtech startup located in Mansfield, MA. Our company provides nutrient management solutions for farmers with hydroponic cultivations. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new culinary experiences, gardening, and spending time with my family.