Directors / Officers for 2021/2022
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.
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.
Born in Kristianstad, but grew up in many countries. Studied Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers, graduating in 2010. Started working abroad and ended up in British Columbia/US West coast working at a technical college in Lakewood, WA, Married my Washingtonian wife and currently living in Olympia, WA where our two small kids – Elizabeth and Theodore – were born. “Alla tallarna” is my favorite drinking song!
Born in Vietnam, raised in Sweden. After “lumpen” went to USA for College (CofC, VT, UVI, BU/IE). Moved home to Gothenburg to study Economics of Innovation at Chalmers. Briefly at Lund University while working for Tetra Pak. Then, went to Vietnam, to work, nevertheless returned to Lund. Married, Wen, in Fujian, China, and moved to Washington State where our angels;) Matilda and Aden, were born. Today we live near Philadelphia PA.
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!
I was born in Fagersta. Graduated both at Chalmers (F84) and Handels in Gothenburg 1984. During Chalmers I also studied abroad at Cairo University and the University of Tokyo. After graduating Chalmers in Tokyo I moved to the US. Worked in high-tech in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of the time. I live in San Francisco.
I was born in Jönköping. Graduated at Chalmers (M83). After graduating Chalmers I joined Volvo Car Group and have been working for them for 36 years both in Sweden and in the US. I live in Gothenburg.
I was born in northern Iran (the Gilan, a province near the Caspian Sea). In July 1972 I was on my way to the USA, via Sweden. I ended up staying in Sweden. I started studying at Chalmers the next year. Thanks to taking language courses I quickly learned Swedish.
I will never forget my first day at Chalmers University, as I was trying to shake-off the nay-sayers in the Iranian community (which was small at the time), who were doubting me, saying things like “you are not smart enough for this school.” I remember sitting at the Chalmers’ main entrance. Next to me was a young woman. I told her I was afraid, she said “don’t be, I myself dropped out of Chemistry and had to start over, everything will be ok.” My first year, at Chalmers, was hell. When the Professor was drawing a moment diagram, I thought he was talking about a suspended bridge! From then on I carried two dictionaries (Swedish/English and English/Persian). Not only were the subjects tough, I also had to overcome two layers of language barriers. Nonetheless, with time and determination I got better, and in only one years time, I proudly and successfully passed 13 exams, and with good marks! After graduation, July 7, 1979, I was accepted as a Phd student by Professor Gunnar Kärholm (God bless his soul). I studied on and off but finally decided to move back to Iran. After 8 years in Iran working as a Structural Designer we moved to Canada. I got my P.E. in Ontario, which made it much easier to find work with prominent Structural Engineering firms. I worked for 10 years at MMM (now WSP) as an Associate. However, after a Coup D’état in our Structural Department in 2011 I decided to re-establish my own Company MIR Engineering Inc. The best thing that happened in my life was marrying my wife. She is a Dentist. We have two boys: my older son is an Endodontist, in Texas, and my second son is in the Technology Business (he is planning to move to the USA). Currently, I am doing my dream hobby, carpentry, and enjoying life. Of course, it could be even better with no Covid in the world.