Biography, Charlotta Johnsson

Charlotta Johnsson is, since February 2004, working at the department of Automatic Control, Sweden. She currently holds a position as Associate Professor (Swe: Docent). Her research is focused upon Manufacturing Operations, Graphical Control Languages, and Process Control as well as Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the department, Charlotta worked 4 year in industry. Charlotta has been an adjunct professor at Control Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (2012) and she has been a visiting scholar at Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UC Berkeley, CA, USA (2013-2014).

Charlotta Johnsson is also the Vice Dean LTH (Faculty of Engineering) for Collaborations and Innovations. The role as Vice Dean at LTH for Collaborations and Innovation includes building and strengthening the innovative culture at LTH, as well as initiating and supporting collaboration activities with the surrounding society and industries. The vice dean is part of LTH’s management team, and is also the link to Lund University collaboration and Innovation activities. 

Charlotta Johnsson is also the Chair elect ISO/TC184/SC5.  ISO is a well-recognized international standardization body. TC184 (industrial automation and integration) and SC5 (Interoperabilty, integration and architectures for enterprise systems and automation applications) constitute important committees for work related to Smart Manufacturing. SC5 has 10+ members (country-members), and is divided in 10+ working groups, each group working on one or several ISO standards. 

Charlotta received her Master degree in Electrical Engineering at Lund University in Sweden in 1993. She did her PhD, focusing on graphical languages for batch control, at the Department of Automatic Control, LTH, Lund University and got her Ph.D. diploma in March 1999. In 2011 she got the Reader degree (Swe.docent) and the ETP (Excellent Teaching Practitioner) diploma. Charlotta has been awarded the Carlo Guido Stella Award in Manufacturing Automation in 2012, and was selected to the Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2016.