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 in biomedical engineering

Image: Anders Brun, Hae-Jeong Park, Hans Knutsson och Carl-Fredrik Westin

Biomedical Image Science

We develop methods & techniques for depicting anatomy & function in the human body & its organs. From imaging techniques, through methods of analysis and quantification of image information, to validation of new methods and image-based biomarkers

Biomedical optics.

Biomedical optics

Biomedical Optics studies the basic principles of interaction between light and biological tissues, cells and molecules and develops new technologies for use in basic research and clinical applications.

Klinisk informatik

Clinical Informatics

The goals of our research are to gather knowledge from medical data and improve the flow of information in healthcare systems.

Our latest publications


Amanda Meyerson, Johanna Eklind, Florian Fischer, Maytheewat Aramrattana, Ingemar Fredriksson, Christer Ahlström (2024) Effects of daylight and darkness at daytime versus nighttime on driver sleepiness: A driving simulator study Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol. 24, p. 101087-101087, Article 101087 Continue to DOI
Henrik Podéus, Christian Simonsson, Patrik Nasr, Mattias Ekstedt, Stergios Kechagias, Peter Lundberg, William Lövfors, Gunnar Cedersund (2024) A physiologically-based digital twin for alcohol consumption-predicting real-life drinking responses and long-term plasma PEth npj Digital Medicine, Vol. 7, Article 112 Continue to DOI
Mitra Rezaei, Hamidreza Arjmandi, Mohammad Zoofaghari, Kajsa Kanebratt, Liisa Vilen, David Janzen, Peter Gennemark, Adam Noel (2024) Spheroidal Molecular Communication via Diffusion: Signaling Between Homogeneous Cell Aggregates IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOLECULAR BIOLOGICAL AND MULTI-SCALE COMMUNICATIONS, Vol. 10, p. 197-210 Continue to DOI
Aida Ajan, Karin Roberg, Ingemar Fredriksson, Jahan Abtahi (2024) Reproducibility of Laser Doppler Flowmetry in gingival microcirculation. A study on six different protocols Microvascular Research, Vol. 153, Article 104666 Continue to DOI
Hady Shahin, Luigi Belcastro, Jyotirmoy Das, Marina Perdiki Grigoriadi, Rolf Saager, Ingrid Steinvall, Folke Sjöberg, Pia Olofsson, Moustafa Elmasry, Ahmed Elserafy (2024) MicroRNA-155 mediates multiple gene regulations pertinent to the role of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in skin regeneration Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol. 12, Article 1328504 Continue to DOI

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.

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

Doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering Sciences

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

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 collaboration with other engineering programs. The proximity to the hospital allows for field trips, demonstrations and laboratory work in clinics. Experts from the hospital are often hired as lecturers in their areas of expertise. 

Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme, 120 credits

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes, and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare.

News about biomedical engineering

The image consists of two parts: four sections views of a brain on the one side and fous sections of another brain on the other side

Synthetic images can save a lot of time in healthcare

AI makes it possible to quickly and accurately mark areas to be eliminated with radiation when treating cancerous tumors. But due to lack of medical data to train AI models with, attempts are underway to train models with synthetic medical images.

Info graphics with illustrations showing how local updates are being sent from the hospitals to a cloud. The cloud sends a new global modell to the hospitals. The trained model gives personal healthcare.

Developing medical AI without sharing sensitive information

Sharing sensitive data, such as images of brain tumor patients, is complicated. This makes development of AI models for medical image analysis challenging. LiU researchers shows how such models can be trained without sharing sensitive information.

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“Got further than I could have imagined”

LiU’s interdisciplinary investment in e-health is here to stay. In a course, students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are working together with students from the Faculty of Science and Engineering to develop digital solutions.

Upcoming events

31 May 2024

Faculty of Science and Engineering honorary doctorate lectures - a Nobel laureate and an astronaut

10.00 am – 12.00 pm C4, C Building, Campus Valla, Linköping

Quantum entanglement: from foundations to applications and back. Anton Zeilinger, Professor Emeritus at University of Vienna and 2022 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture will be given in English. Perspectives – an astronaut’s reflections beyond Earth and the journey there. Marcus Wandt, astronaut at ESA, chief test pilot at Saab and fighter pilot. He has participated in research projects within the framework of LiU:s partnership with Saab. The lecture will be given in Swedish. Live-streamed event.



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Visiting addresses

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Building 462, entrance 71 or 65, floor 11-13
Building 006, entrance 54, floor 11
Campus US

Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Campus US
SE-581 83 Linköping

Fint your way to IMT

IMT has its premises at Campus US. Our administration as well as the majority of our researchers are located in building 462. The easiest ways to find us are via the University Hospital Campus (US) Main entrance (entrance 65), entrance 71 (IMT's parking), entrance 54 (Hugo Theorells torg) or entrance 69 (clinical pathology).

Entrance 65

Walk past Deli Marché on the left and follow signs for IMT down the stairs. When you get to the lower floor follow the corridor straight ahead until it divides. You will then find stairwells and lifts to IMT directly on your left.

Entrance 71

Enter the corridor through the doors to the left immediately after the entrance. When the corridor divides you find stairwells and lifts to IMT on your right.

Entrance 54

Directly on your right take the stairs down one floor, go straight ahead in the corridor named "Cellgången". Soon you will see lifts to IMT on your left.

Entrance 69

Go up the ramp and then take the spiral staircase up one floor to floor 8. From here take left in the corridor marked "Kulvert till övriga sjukhuset". Go straight ahead until you see lifts to IMT on your right.

House 006, entrance 54

Our neuroengineering researchers can be found in house 006. The easiest way to get to them is via entrance 54 at Hugo Theorells torg. Go straight ahead and then left through the IT department's premises. Follow signs for "IMT, Neuroteknik".

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