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, Biomedical Signal Processing, Clinical Protein Science & Imaging, Nanobiotechnology & Lab-on-a-chip, Neural interfaces, Ultrasound and Upper limb prosthetics.
In Engineering Geology, researchers are working on the development of methods and equipment for detailed investigations of earth and rock formations, ground water, sea and lake environments and glacial areas. Techniques used for preliminary surveys of proposed sites for buildings and other constructions form an important area of research. Another is the examination of applications for licenses and the supervision of hydro-electric dams. Both heavy drilling and sophisticated geophysical measurements are employed. Examples of measurement methods used are, acoustic, seismic, electrical, electromagnetic (radar) and nuclear methods.
Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
In Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation (IEA), most of the research is application oriented, where each program and project has been inspired by a real industrial problem. This has made it necessary to find different competences to solve a specific research task. Their goal is to be industrially relevant as well as academically and internationally competitive. There are several important advantages of founding a research program in this way; electrical drive systems offer a combination of problems in control structures, very fast digital control, power electronics and machine design and operation. In electrical power systems the emphasis is on distribution automation, where control, computer engineering and power systems technology (including power electronics) integrates. In automation, the focus is on the control of industrial processes, where control theory, real time computing, electronics and sensor technology are combined.