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Hans Liwång, Deputy Head of Department and Associate Professor, Department of Systems Science for Defence and Security at the Swedish Defence University. Also researcher at the KTH Centre for Naval Architecture at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology.

Research interests

The research interest focus on systems for defence and security consisting of interacting technical and social components. The research approach draws on two interconnected fields where one deals with risk and risk-based decision support in high risk activity in general and the other is focused on how to create maritime safety and security. The research therefore includes Sociotechnical System Perspectives, Risk Management, Maritime Safety, Security and Protection, Sustainability, Risk Governance, Perception and Communication.

Docent in Military-Technology at the Swedish Defence University and Ph.D. in Shipping and Marine Technology from Chalmers University of Technology and also holds a M.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture from the Royal Institute of Technology. More than twenty years of experience as an engineer and lecturer at the Swedish Defence University, the Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology and the Defence Materiel Administration.

Illustration: © K. Järner