Ågren is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a Fellow of ASM since 2011. He received the Hume-Rothery award from TMS 2011, the Sefström medal in Sweden 2012 and the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation Award 2013.
Ågren has been the main supervisor for 28 graduated PhD which are now active in academia and industry in Sweden and worldwide.
Ågren has published more than 200 journal articles within the areas of phase transformations, diffusion and thermodynamics with an emphasis towards modelling and simulations. Aring;gren’s expertise covers a wide range of materials such as steels, super alloys, cemented carbides as well as topics like powder-metallurgical processing and heat treatment of steels.