Say hello to our new Programme Director!


We are proud to announce Charlotte Andersson as our new Programme Director. Charlotte is a professor in Process Metallurgy , Mineral Engineering and started her new position on January 1, 2023.

Hi Charlotte, welcome and congratulations on your new position as program director for Swedish Mining Innovation. How has your first week on the job been?
-Thank you so much! Feels very fun after this first week which has been very intense. Swedish Mining Innovation always has activities going on and new ideas to implement.

It’s not the first time you’ve been programme director for SMI. You’ve had this role before. Has anything changed since the last time?
-The last time the programme was just initiated and many of the activities and projects had just started. Now we see the results. Both from the projects but also the effect the program has had on the innovation system as a hole.

Most recently you come from a position as assisting professor in Process Metallurgy , Mineral Engineering and Metallurgy at Luleå University of Technology, but you have also done other things. Tell us about your background!
-My background is material sciences and chemical technology, but since my dissertation I have been active in metallurgy and mining sector both in academia and industry.

What will be the main focus for Swedish Mining Innovation over the next years?
-The raw material supply in combination with the green transition is currently a critical issue in Europe, that in turn bring new challenges and opportunities for the mining and metals sector where the innovation systems obviously plays a major role. The focus will of course also be to show all the results and how they improved the sector and created a more sustainable industry so far.

What are you most looking forward to?
-It is difficult to choose, but I am really looking forward to see the all the results so far and the program impact!

Short facts about Charlotte

Grew up: In the countryside next to Karlskrona in the south of Sweden
Family: Husband and kids
Favourite metal or mineral: Magnetite Fe3O4, so simple and complicated at the same time
My best character trait: It would be that I get engage in different questions easily and also engage others
My worst character trait: Haha, is there anyone that answers this question truthfully? One trait that I think many researchers have in common is that they tend to get a bit restless, but I think that also gets better with age


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