My name is Patrik Klintenberg and I am a senior lecturer in environmental engineering at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy Processes under the School of Business, Society and Engineering at Mälardalen University.
I have been at MdU since 2012. I am the subject representative for Environmental Engineering at MdU. In that role I am leading the development of courses in that subject. Since 2017 we have been developing several new courses that are offered on both campus and distance. The concept of on-line digital distance courses was new to all of us in the team, and the learning and experiences we gained have been great!
Before I came to MdU I was working as research coordinator and project coordinator at Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, an NGO in Namibia. There I led a number of projects with focus on desertification and land degradation. integrated water resources management (IWRM), water demand management, sanitation, as well as rural electrification. I lived in Namibia from 1997 to 2012.
While in Namibia I completed my PhD thesis, which I defended in 2007 at the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University. For 12 years I coordinated a course in Namibia for geography students from Stockholm University.
My current research is focused on rural electrification based on renewable energy sources, water demand management, as well as sustainability aspects related to technology- and knowledge transfer to developing countries.