Erik Karlsson, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Erik Karlsson, Ph.D., M.Sc., is a geochemist with nearly 20 years of experience in site investigations, closure plans, and waste management plans for mines, mine closures, and other environmental projects. He has experience in many aspects of these projects, from the start-up of operations to rehabilitation, mine closure, geochemistry, and mine-water treatment. Erik also works with barrier soil covers and other technical designs and provides advice on environmental issues related to operations at potential and existing mines.

In addition to working for all major mining companies in Sweden, Erik has also supported the Swedish government through assignments from the Geological Survey of Sweden regarding mine closure and closure costing.

After his Ph.D., Erik received the Marie Curie Fellowship at Luleå University of Technology, during which time he participated in a postdoctoral project in the former related to soil contaminated by heap leaching of low-grade uranium ore.


Exploration and Technical Studies (Mining); Mine Development Projects; Mine Closure; Waste and Water Management; Contaminated Land and Site Assessments; Remediation/Rehabilitation of Contaminated Sites; Environmental Permitting

Practice Areas

Mining and Environmental


Environmental Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Hydrogeology


Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003-2005; Ph.D. (Applied Geology), Luleå University of Technology, 2002; Licentiate in Engineering (Applied Geology), Luleå University of Technology, 2000; M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Geochemistry), Luleå University of Technology, 1997