Prof Sandberg, born 1946 in Visby, Sweden, obtained an MSc degree in electro-technical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in 1972, a TechLic in measurement technology at Linköping University of Technology in 1984 and an ScD at the same place in 1987. His thesis work was on "Tire/road noise - Studies of the mechanisms of noise generation, methods of measurement and road surface characterisation". After his MSc exam in 1972, Sandberg worked two years at the Linköping University of Technology, until in 1974 he began to work at VTI, which he still does. The original task at VTI was to build up a competence in traffic noise, in particular tyre/road noise.
Over the years, Prof Sandberg has worked with various matters of tyre/road noise, with maybe a particular emphasis on road surfaces. However, he has also worked with various aspects of vehicle noise and road traffic noise in general. In 2002, Sandberg was appointed Adj Prof at Chalmers University of Technology.
Prof Sandberg is currently the Convenor of three ISO working groups on noise-related standardisation topics and a member of some other ISO groups as well as of CEN/TC 227/WG 5.
Other interests of Prof Sandberg include several types of music, such as bluegrass, blues and gospel (see his personal page). He is also very interested in astronomy.
See further an interview at http://www.chalmers.se/HyperText/Prof-E/SandbergUlf-E.html