The department of Biomedical Engineering was formed in 2014 and consists of the divisions for Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Electric Engineering & Automation as well as Engineering Geology.
The division of Biomedical Engineering was formed with the merging of a multitude of research groups, all doing engineering research in a multitude of areas related to the biomedical field. Our research groups are:
- Biomechanics: Focus on understanding the link between mechanics and biology in the musculoskeletal system, using tissue characterization methods, imaging and computational simulation techniques. The research has direct applications in orthopaedics, where clinicians are looking for improved methods for diagnostics or understanding of repair of skeletal tissues.
- Biomedical Signal Processing: Focus on biomedical signal processing within the areas of electrocardiology, hemodialysis, eye-tracking, and neuroengineering, using tools such as modeling, simulation, processing. and interpretation. Special emphasis is put on issues related to atrial fibrillation, with the aim to develop novel diagnostic methods.
- Nanobiotechnology and Lab-on-a-chip: Focus on development and utilization of micro- and nanotechnology and exploration of scaling laws in life sciences so that new scientific domains can be accessed and biological and medical research challenges solved.
- Neuroengineering: Focus on addressing scientific and clinical problems and providing novel technology in the area of diseases and injuries that affect the limbs, using sensors, machine learning, and haptics.
- Proteomics: Focus on disease biomarker profiling in clinical studies using state-of-the art biological mass spectrometry. Special emphasis is put on cancer biomarkers and global collaboration on malignant melanoma within the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
- Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology: Focus on vascular ultrasound to improve diagnostic methods and the understanding of vascular physiology, photoacoustic imaging, contrast ultrasound, biomimetic research, brain and intestine characterization. Biological applications, representing another research direction, are investigated using measurements and modeling of animals’ natural use of ultrasound.
The division has facilities both in the E-house at LTH as well as at the Biomedical Center (BMC) at Lund University Hospital.