Neuroengineering & Minimally Invasive Instrumentation

Karin Wårdell, is professor of biomedical engineering. She received an MSc in electrical engineering and applied physics in 1987 from Linköping Institute of Technology (LiTH) and a PhD in Biomedical Instrumentation in 1994. Since 2002 she is a full professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and head of the Neuroengineering group.

Her international experiences involve research visits at Yale Medical School, USA; University of New South Wales, Australia; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; FHNW Basel Switzerland and participation in the EC-project HIRELADO and IMPACT.

Karin has more than ten years of experience in working with biomedical industry partners, mainly through the Swedish Competence Centre NIMED and NovaMedTech. She was one of the co-founders of Lisca AB a company marketing laser Doppler perfusion imagers. Current research-focus is set on projects within neuroengineering and biomedical optics.

At Linköping University she is active in both the undergraduate and graduate education. 

Karin Wårdell is a fellow of IAMBE (International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering) and EAMBES (European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Sciences), and a recipient of the IFMBE Otto Schmidt Award. 

Karin's research interest are Deep Brain Stimulation, Neuronavigation, Neuro-optics, Neurosurgery, Microcirculation. Clinical Applications and Implementations.


Phone number: +46 10 1032455


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Project grants

Swedish Foundation för Strategic Research (SSF), and Swedish Research Council (VR-NT), Child Cancer Foundation, ALF Region Östergötland, LiU Cancer






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