Sten Wandel has a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and a MBA from the University of Stockholm. He has been a visiting professor at MIT and Stanford in the US and at IIASA in Austria. Before joining Lund University in 1999 he was professor at Linköping University from 1978 and before that department head at the Swedish National Defence Research Institute.
He has been the co-founder of several organisations linking the university with industry and the public sector, e.g. IMIE - International graduate school of Management and Industrial Engineering at Linköping University, ESCF - European Forum on Global Supply Chain Management, ESCA - Ericsson Supply Chain Academy, ØRELOG - Öresund Logistics, and NGIL - Next Generation of Logistics Innovation, a national competence centre at Lund University.
Wandel has also had expert assignments to the United Nations, OECD, EU and several global companies. He serves on the board of the ILG program at VINNOVA, UBQ AB, and Secure Logistics AB. The later is based on Wandel’s own patented intrusion alarm for boxes.
His own research is currently focused on: Innovative Security Systems (NGIL-VINNOVA), Real Time Track & Correct for Multimodal Transport (EU Marco Polo), Sustainable Supply Chains (NGIL-VINNOVA), and EcoMobility (EU Interreg IV).