Dr. Hulthén is Associate Professor in the Machine Elements group / Chalmers Rock Processing Systems at Product and Production Development. The research is focused on production of rock material, especially process optimization. Apart from supervision of Master and PhD students, Dr. Hulthén teaches Product development at the school of mechanics. In 2008 Dr. Hulthén received the “Young Author award” at XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) in Beijing. Since 2010 Dr. Hulthén is a member of Swedish aggregate producers association’s (SBMI) Technical board. Erik is also Director of the Master's programme in Product Development.