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