Professor, Radiation Sciences/Biomedical Engineering, Umea and University and University Hospital of Umea, Sweden

Inaugurated for:

his significant work on biomedical resonance sensors, and for his dedication related to technology transfer of biomedical engineering inventions to the health care system and industry.

Short CV

I got my MSc in Technical Physics & Electronics in 1979 and my PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 1993, both at Linköping University, Sweden. I became a professor in Biomedical Engineering in 1999 at Umeå University and chaired professor in the same subject at Luleå University of Technology 2005-2011. My scientific research interest is focused on biomedical sensors, specifically resonance and optical sensors, and tactile video. I have supervised eight PhD students and three licentiates to completion. I have a long experience of R&D in biomedical engineering in general and have worked as project manager and been responsible for business development of medical and biomedical research results contributing to the establishment of new companies. Moreover, I am head of an R&D team in biomedical engineering and informatics and have contributed to the development of some 200 R&D projects. I am inventor of 7 granted patents and I have also founded some companies and an interdisciplinary research centre, where I am still engaged. I was awarded the Erna Ebeling price 2008 for outstanding scientific research in the area of Biomedical engineering. I have published more than 150 scientific publications.