Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT)

In close collaboration with the medical technology industry and medical clinics we work to meet the needs in healthcare. Since 1972, we have been a national center for research and graduate and undergraduate education in medical technology. 

We strive towards being a catalyst for sustainability in future medical systems and innovations – an arena for leading international researchers and teachers where new knowledge is created and dispersed

Our research and education centers around biomedical optics, ultrasound and bio-acoustics, modeling and simulation of physiological processes, neuro-technology, knowledge-based decision support systems as well as signal and image processing methods.

Research areas

Current events at the department

The Hans Knutsson Experience

Hans Knutsson and the Department of Biomedical Engineering invites you to a pleasant afternoon stroll through his research experience.

Start 18 December 2017 13:00 pm
End 18 December 2017 16:00 pm
Location IMT1, building 462, Entrance 71, floor 13, Campus US
Contacts Hans Knutsson
+46 13 28 67 27

Find your way to IMT

IMT mapThe department of Biomedical Engineering is located at Campus US at the University Hospital (US) near the center of Linköping city. For car parking please use the visitors parking at US. Parking spaces at entrance 71 are subject to avaliability and must be booked in advance by an IMT employee. 

From entrance 65: Walk pass the cafeteria and one floor downstairs. Follow the corridor and take the elevator after the glass doors.

Opening hours:
07:00-21:00 Monday - Thursday
07:00-17:00 Friday
11:00-15:00 Sunday

From entrance 71: Follow the corridor to the left from the entrance. Take the elevator at the end of the corridor. 

Opening hours:
07:00-17:00 Monday - Friday

Doctoral studies

Doctoral studies

Postgraduate studies at the Department of Biomedical Engineering are characterized by their multidisciplinary profile, where research and education takes place at the meeting place of medicine and technology. The aim of postgraduate education is to provide broader and deeper knowledge within the field of medical technology and specific knowledge in the dissertation field, as well as providing research experiences and skills in research methodology.

Undergraduate education

Undergraduate education

We educate bachelor level engineers and master level engineers. This is done both through the degree program in biomedical engineering as well as in collabotation with other engineering programs. The proximity to the hospital allows for field trips, demonstrations and laboratory work in clinics. Experts from the hospital often are hired as lecturers in their areas of expertice. 

Recent publications


Maria Hägglund, M. G. Daniel Karlsson, Gunnar Klein, Sabine Koch, Helena Lindgren, Mikael Nyström, Isabella Scandurra, Erik Sundvall

Världsbäst på eHälsa kräver internationellt samarbete

In , Svenska dagbladet

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Pedro Henriquez, Bogdan J. Matuszewski, Yasmina Andreu-Cabedo, Luca Bastiani, Sara Colantonio, Giuseppe Coppini, Mario DAcunto, Riccardo Favilla, Danila Germanese, Daniela Giorgi, Paolo Marraccini, Massimo Martinelli, Maria-Aurora Morales, Maria Antonietta Pascali, Marco Righi, Ovidio Salvetti, Marcus Larsson, Tomas Strömberg, Lise Randeberg, Asgeir Bjorgan, Giorgos Giannakakis, Matthew Pediaditis, Franco Chiarugi, Eirini Christinaki, Kostas Marias, Manolis Tsiknakis

Mirror Mirror on the Wall ... An Unobtrusive Intelligent Multisensory Mirror for Well-Being Status Self-Assessment and Visualization

In IEEE transactions on multimedia

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Hossein S. Yazdi, Thomas D. OSullivan, Anais Leproux, Brian Hill, Amanda Durkin, Seraphim Telep, Jesse Lam, Siavash S. Yazdi, Alice M. Police, Robert M. Carroll, Freddie J. Combs, Tomas Strömberg, Arjun G. Yodh, Bruce J. Tromberg

Mapping breast cancer blood flow index, composition, and metabolism in a human subject using combined diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging and diffuse correlation spectroscopy

In Journal of Biomedical Optics

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Markus Nilsson, Samo Lasic, Ivana Drobnjak, Daniel Topgaard, Carl-Fredrik Westin

Resolution limit of cylinder diameter estimation by diffusion MRI: The impact of gradient waveform and orientation dispersion

In NMR in Biomedicine

Article in journal

Tomas Strömberg, Folke Sjöberg, Sara Bergstrand

Temporal and spatiotemporal variability in comprehensive forearm skin microcirculation assessment during occlusion protocols

In Microvascular Research

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