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.



Michael Otterstedt - Member at large
Michael Otterstedt H03 – Member at large

Born and raised in Värnamo, Småland. During the military service I decided to go for a technical education and applied to Chalmers’ “Tekniskt basår” at Chalmers Lindholmen. After that year I continued at Lindholmen studying Computer Science at H. I graduated in the middle of the dot-com meltdown and spent some time delivering mail and other odd jobs before going back to Chalmers to study the masters program at Chalmers’ D section. After a year of realizing I did not want to study anymore, and an IT industry that went back on track I got a job at Drutt which brought me into Ericsson through an acquisition. I spent a bunch of years at Ericsson with short term assignments to different parts of the world. After leaving Ericsson, I got an opportunity to come back and applied for a position in Plano, Texas. After spending 8 months on Öland living the calm life, waiting for all the immigration papers to be completed I jumped on the plane to Montreal, Quebec instead of Texas to join Ericsson. I am currently working as Site Reliability Engineer at SAP in Montreal. On my spare time I like outdoors stuff like hiking, skiing or just trying to improve my home automation system. Sometimes I even make some beats on my drum kit.

Rebecca Landry EPI16 – Member at large

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Born and raised in Kungälv outside Gothenburg. Started Chalmers in 2013 where I studied Industrial Management and Production Engineering. I really enjoyed the fact that I could obtain an engineering degree that would allow me to focus on industrial management, social and natural sciences as well as sustainability. A few years before I started studying at Chalmers I took the opportunity to travel, this is when I met my husband. After I completed my studies at Chalmers I moved to Canada where I got a job with Saab. Now, almost 8 years later, I am still with Saab and living in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband and our two sons.




Åke Hellström  F69  – Event Manager
Åke Hellström F69 – Event Manager
Born in Norrköping and can still say “Ö” our beautiful way. As a boy, read Kalle Anka and Teknik för Alla. Fascinated by Ankeborg-USA, and engineering! Teen radio amateur SM5CAN. Got BSc in ME. Became vpl at RMS Lv6 Göteborg. Summer job at Studsvik reactor research with KTH-prof. Becker. Was honored by Becker by an illegal little Skål of D2O at leaving. Started Chalmers 1964. After 2 yrs., I got nice job offer as Air Defense Engineer back at my old RMS. I studied late nights, married Ingrid, my RMS exjobb: Novel Servo. I was hot for defense industry– but ½ yr before graduation I saw a Kårhuset note: ”Industrial Nucleonics in USA needs engineer”. I got the job; Aha-Columbus OH = happy Ankeborg ! Later, starting our regional office in Sundsvall. Next back to R&D in Columbus – later Principal Eng and Chief Eng for sensor projects. And we became ABB! Fathered many patents and created products. Traveled globally to conferences and customers. CAAI Board member for many years. My snapsvisa: Härjarvisan!
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 & Webmaster

Born in Vietnam, raised in Karlskoga and then Angered/Göteborg. After “lumpen” went to the USA for College (Virginia Tech and at the College of Charleston). Moved home to Gothenburg to study Industrial Economics & 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, for a while, as Chief Engineer for a top 200 Forbes company, out of Spokane WA. Today Philadelphia PA is home, working at Alkegen (“We help people breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before”).




Tomas Bern F88 –  Treasurer


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.



Roger Nordman K98-  CING HQ & Chalmers AB rep.

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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!”





Herje Wikegård E80 – Webmaster
Herje Wikegård E80 – System Manager & Webmaster


I was born and raised in Gävle and went to high school in Degerfors/Karlskoga, before finishing up with one year of military service at S2 in Karlsborg before I decided to go to Chalmers. I studied Electrical Engineering, specialized in technical programming and graduated with a M.Sc. 1980. During the Chalmers years I was very active in Allianceorkestern, CS and Spexet, you just cannot have any more fun than that! I still travel to jubilees and sing my favorite Måsen, followed by an OP. My first job was technically oriented programming at Sern Datorkonsult in Göteborg. In 1984 I accepted to go for a 3-months project to the subsidiary in Portland, Oregon. One thing led to another (including a wife and two grown children) and I never moved back. The final 30 working years I spent doing software related to high frequency on-wafer testing with Cascade Microtech, later FormFactor, until I retired in June 2020.


Christoffer Abrahamsson – Bt10 & PhD15 – Member at Large


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.