Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT) is celebrating 50 years

Anatomy doll with gears as internal organs, black background

A milestone is a significant event in a project. April 19 2023 we celebrated the milestone of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT) turning 50 years in education, research and collaboration.

To celebrate this milestone, we invited those who have contributed to the department achieving this respectable age, but also everyone else curious about our department and its contribution to the field of biomedical engineering.

The focus of the celebration was IMT's journey through five decades with the perspective - people whom met and meant a lot to the development of a department and a field.

Program for IMT 50 years


IMT 50 years took place from lunch to evening on April 19, the day before BME@LiU 2023. The celebration mainly took place in connection with IMT's premises on campus US.

  • 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch and mingling on floor 13
  • 13.00-14.30 IMT open house (mingling and the philosophers' tour in IMT's premises with demonstrations by researchers and students of today)
  • 14.30-15.10 Coffee (outside hall Hugo Theorell, US Norra entrén)
  • 15:10-16.15 Reflections - IMT's first 30 years (Hugo Theorell)
    • Åke Öberg, prof. Emeritus
    • Per Ask, prof. Emeritus
    • Dan Loyd, prof. Emeritus
    • Ursula Hass, unit manager, RISE Bio-organic Electronics
    • Ingela Wiklund, former education officer
    • Göran Salerud, prof. Emeritus
    • Karin Wårdell, professor
    • Britt Axelsson, former administrator
  • 16.15-16.30 Pause
  • 16.30-17.30 Reflections - IMT's latest 20 years (Hugo Theorell)
    • Bengt Ragnemalm, electrical engineer
    • Christine Ericsson, HR
    • Teresa Nordin, tekn.dr
    • William Lövfors, tekn.dr
    • Magnus Borga, professor
    • Björn Bakken, CEO Perimed AB
  • 17.30-18.00 End of program
  • 18.30 Dinner at Alfama

Articles about IMT

IMT's timeline

Slideshow - Medical Informatics

A journey trough IMT's history with the help of dissertations within the research field of Medical Informatics and images from the years that have passed.


BME@LiU 2023