Department of Electronics and Telecommunications


TerraHertz-lab (Image) - Photo: Geir Mogen

The departments research covers microsystems like micro lasers, micro electronics, integrated optoelectronics and waveguides. Our newest field of research is Nanotechnology, where the dimentions are at atomic levels.

Our research also covers wireless technology in communication, navigation, radar and remote sensing. 

With todays demands on information quantity, transmission and storage must be made as effective as possible. Signal- and image processing, speech technology, music technology and communication are also areas of our research.

Research Groups


The acoustics group studies the generation, propagation and reception of sound waves, as well as transducers and related signal processing, in a wide range of scenarios: sound for the communication between humans; the influence of sound on humans and animals; and technical uses such as remote sensing and underwater communication networks.

Circuit and Radio Systems

The  Circuit and Radio Systems group performs research on design, modeling, verification, and testing of individual electronic circuits and larger systems. These can be used, e.g., for radio communication, for embedded control of automotive and household equipment, for health and well-being, and for microprocessors and general computing systems. 

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

Graphene - Image Focus is on developing novel materials and techniques with improved functionality and reduced energy consumption.
The research group develops nanoscale materials with tuneable properties, photonic sensors, and optical characterization techniques for biomedical and information technology applications.
The group performs research on oxide electronics, semiconductor nanowires, periodic structures, photonic (bio)sensors, biomedical optics, and terahertz spectroscopy.

Signal Processing

Medical Technology - ImageSignal processing, statistical signal theory, information and communication theory are the main academic topics that unite the activities within the group.

Research Projects

EU Projects

Our FP7, Horizon 2020 (H2020), and EEA projects.

H2020, 2016-2019
Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms (TULIPP) Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg
H2020, 2016-2019
Immersive and Interactive Real Time 3D Social Media Graphics Environments for the Broadcast Industry - Visual media Andrew Perkis
H2020, 2016-2019
Wireless In-Body Environment Communications (WiBec) Kimmo Kansanen
H2020, 2015-2019
Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient eXascale computing (READEX) Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg
H2020, 2015-2019
Innovative Quality Of Experience maNagament in Emerging mulTimedia services (QoE-Net) Andrew Perkis
FP7, 2013-2016
SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual’s CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring (SEMEOTICONS) Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg
FP7, 2013-2015
IACOBUS Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg
FP7, 2012-2015
High capacity network Architecture with Remote radio heads & Parasitic (HARP) Ralf Müller


Norwegian Projects

Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR).

NFR, 2016- Reconfigurable Radio Network Platform (ReRaNP) Torbjörn Ekman
NFR, 2016 Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) Trond Ytterdal
NFR, 2016- Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonic Sensor Platform for Diagnostics (LOC) Astrid Aksnes
NFR, 2016- Double Intraperitoneal Artificial Pancreas  Reinold Ellingsen
NFR, 2016- Nano-micro-science knowledge bricks for long-term stable, reliable heterogeneously integrated microdevices (NBRIX) Thomas Tybell
NFR, 2015–2019 Atomic Units for Language Universal representation of Speech - (AULUS) Torbjørn Svendsen
NFR, 2015–2018 Low Cost, Ultra-High Efficiency graphene nanowire Solar Cells - (GRANASOL) Helge Weman
NFR 2014–2018 Interface engineered functional oxides for future device technology - (IntOxide) Thomas Tybell
NFR, 2015–2018 HYBRID Peter Svensson
NFR, 2013–2018 Medical sensing, localization, and communications using ultra wideband technology II - (MELODY II) Ilangko Balasingham
NFR, 2015–2017 High Efficiency Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells Bjørn-Ove Fimland
NFR 2014–2017 Window Integrated Solar Collector - (WISC) Johannes Skaar
NFR, 2014–2016 Mikrobølgeradio med nettverksfunksjonalitet og teknologi for Mobilt Internett infrastruktur (CERAGON) Morten Olavsbråten
NFR, 2013–2016 Thermal orientation of molecular fluids Ulf Österberg
NFR, 2010–2016 Microsystems for Medical Ultrasound Video Cameras II - (MUSIC II) Trond Ytterdal
NFR, 2014–2016 Holistic monitoring of indoor environment - (HOME) Ilangko Balasingham
NFR 2012–2016 Frinatek: III-V nanowire/graphene Helge Weman
NFR, 2013–2015 MI-Lab IET Trond Ytterdal
NFR, 2012–2015 Miljøbelastning veitrafikk Odd Kr. Pettersen
NFR, 2009–2015 Microsystems for Medical Ultrasound Video Cameras - (MUSIC) Trond Ytterdal
NFR, 2011–2015 Satellittbasert posisjonering for Effektiv Veiprising - (SAVE) Jon Glenn Omholt Gjevestad

Strategic Research Areas at the IME faculty

Coastal and Marine Operations and Surveillance (CAMOS) | Torbjörn Ekman


Photo: Thomas TybellProfessor Thomas Tybell.
Head of research at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications.


Publications are searchable in CRIStin (Current research information system in Norway)

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Infrastructure - Aura-lab

The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced laboratories and scientific equipment.


PhD Studies

Sense-IT Lab -Image.Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research. The research is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

PhD Program in Electronics and Telecommunications (PHET)