Biomedical Engineering Sciences is characterised by its interdisciplinary profile, where research and education take place in the scientific field between medicine and technology.

Faculty of Science and Engineering Doctoral studies Biomedical Engineering Sciences Martin Hultman

The postgraduate education in Biomedical Engineering Sciences is individually tailored and based on the projects that you will be active in as a PhD student. This may include applied methods for the collection, processing, visualisation, and interpretation of medical and physiological data. In addition to applied research, you will be able to do research to describe and understand biological systems with engineering methods and explore methods to influence them.

These are our major research areas:

  • Biomedical Image Science
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Health Informatics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering

Common to all research specialisations is that they aim to develop technological solutions that improve the ability of health and medical services to diagnose and treat patients and promote health. Research and postgraduate education also have a strong focus on utilising the results.

The postgraduate education is conducted at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT), which is Sweden's first department in this field. Since 1970, IMT has been a pioneer in the development of medical engineering education and research, in Sweden as well as internationally.

IMT is located adjacent to the Linköping University Hospital. This enables interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in close collaboration with medical researchers. A clear manifestation of this is that several PhD students conduct parts of their research at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), which is part of Linköping University. There is also a tradition of organising PhD students' research and education in close collaboration with senior researchers and supervisors within the framework of major research projects.

Study syllabuses


Current PhD students at IMT

Doctoral studies at Linköping University