Background and activities

About Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg

Professor of Biomedical optics and photonics at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU since September 2011. 

Fields of interest and current research activities

Biomedical optics, including optical and thermal properties of tissue, light-tissue interactions, and diagnostic applications of medical technology such as optical imaging and spectroscopy. Characterization and age determination of skin bruises has been and is an important area of focus. Research interests include instrumentation, modelling and signal processing for spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. Current projects cover development of instrumentation, algorithms, and real time diagnostic systems in collaboration with industry, hyperspectral diagnostics and characterization of biological samples.

Existing and previous projects cover a wide range of inter disciplinary applications which involves medicine, physics and engineering. The most recent grants awarded are the IACOBUS (diagnostics of arthritis) and SEMEOTICONS (self monitoring of cardio-metabolic risk) projects. These projects are funded by EU's 7th frame program.

A web page for sharing photon transport code, and code for hyperspectral analysis developed by the bio-optics group at NTNU is under construction. Two sets of code can so far can be found at  this link.

Work experience and education:

  • Sept. 2011 – Professor of Biomedical optics and photonics at the Department of electronics and telecommunications, NTNU
  • Nov. 2009 – Sept 2011: Associate professor of Biomedical optics and photonics at the Department of electronics and telecommunications, NTNU
  • Oct. 2009 – Oct. 2011: Visiting scientist at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massacusettes General Hospital/ Visiting associate professor of dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • June 2006 – Oct.2009:  Postdoc. Biomedical Optics, Department of electronics and telecommunications, NTNU.
  • June 2005 – June 2006: Research scientist, biomedical optics, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU. 
  • Oct. 1999 – June 2005: PhD research fellow, biomedical optics, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU. Thesis title: Diagnostic applications of reflectance spectroscopy. The degree dr. ingeniør (PhD) was achieved on 2. June, 2005. 
  • 1993 – 1999: Sivilingeniør (MSc) in Biophysics and medical technology, Department of Physics, NTNU. Specialization in ionizing radiation and radiation therapy.

Major awards, prices and grants:

  • Clude Rimingtons minnepris (Claude Rimington's memorial award, given for contributions to Norwegian photobiology), 2014
  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2014. 
  • SEMEOTICONS (EU 7th frame program ), 2013
  • IACOBUS (EU 7th frame program ), 2012
  • Funding for scientific equipment, 2011, 1.8 MNOK (NTNU/AVIT).
  • Technoport Awards: Ung innovasjonspris (Young innovator award), NOK 100.000, 2007
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery: ASLMS $15.000 Research Grant, 2006.
  • Norwegian Research Council (FRINAT), Personal postdoc grant, 2006 – 2009. Project no. 171276: Optical and mechanical characterization of tissue with an emphasis on forensic applications.

Board positions

  • Teknisk Ukeblad, 2013 – 
  • Wireless Trondheim, board member, 2010 – 2013
  • NTNU, University board member, 2007 – 2009; deputy member, 2006 – 2007
  • NTNU Strategic area of medical technology, Network leader Biomedical optics, 2006 – 2009
  • NTNU, Member of the Advisory Committee on Gender and Equity Issues, 2006 – 2013
  • BMBS COST Action BM1205, European Network for Skin Cancer Detection using Laser Imaging,
  • Akademikerne, board member, 2014 – 2016
  • Tekna – The Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals, president, 2013 – 2015
  • Tekna – The Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals, vice president, 2011 – 2013
  • Tekna, board member Research politics group, 2005 – 2010
  • Tekna NTNU, board member 2003 – 2013; leader 2010 and 2011
  • NTNU, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Telecommunications, Member of the Research Committee, 2002 – 2005
  • The organization for PhD students at NTNU (DION), Board member, 2001 – 2004
  • NTNU, Department of Physical Electronics, Board member, 1999 – 2001
  • Nidelv athletics team, Board member, 2006 – 2015 ; Board leader 2010-2013.

Curerent teaching responsibilities

TFE 4235 Biomedical optics (7.5 credits)

Previous and current PhD students

  • Eivind La Puebla Larsen, Thesis entitled: Biomedical application of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. Thesis defended Dec. 2010
  • Julio E. Hernandez-Palacios: Low light hyperspectral systems (2008– Nov. 2012)
  • Martin Denstedt: Real-time hyperspectral imaging (from 2010)
  • Lukasz Paluchowski: Hyperspectral image processing (from 2011)
  • Siw-Lindia Leirbakk Ledsaak: Bruises in childeren (co-supervisor, from 2015)


In addition to the papers listed below: more than 50 presentations at international conferences, and more than 30 invited international seminars and national conferences. Several newspaper articles, radio interviews and contributions to national TV (science programs). A  list of publications  is available in Cristin (updated January 2015) and in my Google Scholar profile. 

Videos from Tekna :

Videos from Newton (science show for kids) can be found here (only avilable for Norwegian IP-adresses):

Doctoral thesis
L.L. Randeberg, Diagnostic applications of reflectance spectroscopy, Doctoral thesis at NTNU, ISSN 1503-8181;2005:100, ISBN: 82-471-7078-7, URL:

Book chapter
L.L. Randeberg, B. Skallerud, N.E.I. Langlois, O.A. Haugen, L.O. Svaasand, The optics of bruising, In: Optical Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue (Lasers, Photonics, and Electro-Optics), 2nd edition, Editors: A.J. Welch, M.J.C. van Gemert, Springer Verlag, 2011.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications