My name is Pär Ekstrand, I am 58 years old and work as Systemadministrator for the Mechanics Department at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH, in Stockholm. I also did my Master of Scence in Physics at KTH between 1986 and 1991. In 1991 I started my PhD studies at the Department of Mechanics.

I have also have been working as a sound engineer since about 1980. I have mainly worked at an outdoor stage called Sollidenscenen at a museum in Stockholm called Skansen. I am now Technical Coordinator at the Program Department at Skansen.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my whife Annelie and our shelties. Annelie and myself spend a lot of time rebuilding our house in Ingarö in the Stockholm archipelago, hopefulle some day it will bi finished. Sometimes I spend time building small models in 1:160 scale. I am also intrested in gardening and I hope that some day I will be able to spend more time doing that.