Research fields

The Biomedical Engineering Group conducts research within diagnostic ultrasound imaging, biomedical signal processing, cellular signalling, biophysical modelling, microscopy, neural stimulation, biomechanics and educational software. 


With support from the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation, The Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging has continued the efforts towards development of the ultrasound scanners of the future with better spatial resolution, image contrast and depth penetration in human soft tissues.

The research is centered on the new highly flexible research scanner, SAURUS, the most advanced in the world generating raw ultrasound data at about 140 GB/s. CFU collaborates with Rigshospitalet and the Danish company BK Medical, a major player within medical diagnostic ultrasound.

Our research spans hardware related implementation as well as imaging and flow estimation.

Biomedical Signal Processing

Our Biomedical Signal Processing Research group specializes in automatic multimodal and multichannel signal acquisition, analysis, classification and interpretation for monitoring, detection, and improved diagnosis of abnormal biomedical events. Applications are within monitoring and detection of epileptic seizures, and monitoring and early detection of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson, narcolepsy, Alzheimer’s, dementia).

These projects are conducted in collaboration with Rigshospitalet, Glostrup University Hospital, Epilepsy Hospital Filadelfia, Copenhagen University, HypoSafe A/S, and the pharmaceutical company Lundbeck A/S. A large research initiative on wearable biomedical systems is being launched now to design intelligent signal interpretation algorithms for implementation in minimalistic wearable devices for pervasive health care in daily life.

Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology enables old-aged, disabled and people with severely impaired motor systems to communicate with the outside world effectively. By implementing robust BCI systems, sitting on a wheelchair, users might be able to use a computer, thus enabling the elderly to live longer and independently at their home with minimal support.

Biomedicine and Biomechanics

The research areas in the biomedicine and biomechanics are focused on cardiovascular solid and fluid mechanics as well as biomechanics of the locomotor system.

The group works closely together Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), and Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at University of Copenhagen.

Cellular Signalling and Biophysical Modelling

Motivated by the prospect of creating new medications, we study biotransport and cellular signalling.

At small scales we aim at uncovering the molecular basis of selected cellular signaling processes. At larger scales, we integrate this knowledge with biotransport insights to understand collective cellular behaviour including defence mechanisms from the host as well as attack strategies from intruding organisms.

We collaborate with DTU Bioengineering as well as Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Yale University, and Imperial College London.