About Multiscale Consulting

A couple of years ago, Dr. Bo Persson has developed a novel approach towards describing and understanding Contact Mechanics and Rubber Friction. This theory and a series of follow-up papers have been published in many peer-reviewed, scientific journals and been tested both numerically and now also experimentally by us and also other scientists. It was found that the approach by Persson is very powerful and can be adopted to many technical problems.

The success of this approach has lead to more and more interest from industry and consequently to cooperations with companies working with rubber. In order to address partners from industry Bo Persson and Boris Lorenz have started Multiscale Consulting as a platform to work closer together with industry.

Until today Multiscale Consulting is the leading expert on Contact Mechanics and Rubber Friction applying the original theories of Persson to help our costumers solving their questions related to the topics mentioned above. Today we are collaborating mainly with tire companies where we work together with 5 out of the top 7 tire producers (in terms of sales) in the world. However we also work together with other companies related to different types of problems involving contact mechanics, tribology and rubber friction problems.


Bo Nils Johan Persson


Born 1952 in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • 1975     M. Sc. Engineer in Technical Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1980     Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Since  1980     Scientific Staff at Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF) at Research Center Jülich, Germany
  • 1982 - 1983     IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • 1987 - 1988     IBM Zürich Research Laboratory, Switzerland


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Boris Lorenz


Born 1982 in Troisdorf, Germany
  • 2008     Dipl.-Ing (Fh) in Automotive Engineering at University of Applied Science in Cologne, Germany
  • 2012     Dr.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Since 2012     Postdoc at Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI) at Research Center Jülich, Germany


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Michele Scaraggi (academic partner)


Born 1982 in Bari, Italy
  • 2004     BS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2006     MS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2010     PhD in Mechanical and Bio-mechanical Design.
  • Assistant professor in Applied Mechanics to Machines.
  • Expert in tribology, machine elements, mechanical transmissions, soft contacts, lubrication, computational dynamics.


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Andreas Almqvist (academic partner)

Andreas Almqvist

Born 1973 in Jokkmokk, Sweden

  • 2001             MS in Engineering Physics
  • 2006             PhD in Computational Tribology
  • 2006–2007   Assistant University Lecturer of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • 2007–2009   Postdoc Marie Curie Host Fellowships ToK at Shell Global Solutions, UK
  • 2009–2012   Assistant Senior Lecturer of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

  • 2012–2017   Associate Professor of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

  • 2017–           Professor of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


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