Mats research studies focused on the field of cutting machining and resulted in a dissertation entitled "Surfaces, dynamics and microgeometries" which was submitted in 1993. Among the results of this research work, proven theories about the connection between tool vibration and material deformation as well as models for the tool's damping can be highlighted, certain conditions, so-called deformations dampening. After the postgraduate education, the research has been conducted in a broader field, initially primarily focused on cutting machining, e.g. around alternative and directly castable tool materials, but more recently against other method areas. An example of such an area is the development of components and processes for soft magnetic composites. Another area is linked to moulding technology, where he took the initiative to build a unique equipment for tribological testing. Another example is induction heating in combination with a special cooling technique based on microporous materials. The work is primarily focused on thermally cycled forming tools for the manufacture of thermoplastic products. Mats has been one of the initiators in the development of the CEMEC competence center, which is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Industrial Production and Industrial Electrical Engineering. Within the framework of this collaboration, research is being conducted on manufacturing technology for electric machines, e.g. the power system for electric vehicles. In primary education he has mainly taught in the field of manufacturing methods, e.g. in the basic course for Mechanical Engineering and in subsequent courses. Mats has also recently developed a more practically oriented course in Workshop Engineering intended for LTH's education. The course is conducted in the recently built training workshop in the M-house linked to Industrial Production. A common denominator for the projects he runs is sustainable development and energy efficient manufacturing technology. The vision is to create manufacturing processes that maximize productivity while minimizing energy needs and environmental impact.