Department of Electronic Systems


THz-lab (Image) -Photo: Geir Mogen

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

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

With today's 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


Anechoic Chamber (image) -Photo: Erik Wessel-BergThe 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

Electronic Circuit (image) -Credit: Amel

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) -Credit: CrayoNano 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 (image)Signal processing, statistical signal theory, information and communication theory are the main academic topics that unite the activities within the group.


Smart Wireless Systems

Photo of robot arm with gripper and camera“Smart Wireless Systems" is an established research field for the group at Gjøvik. This is also a field of high relevance for a more efficient organization and management of modern industrial processes.


Research projects

EU projects

Our Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects
Project Description Framework Contact
GLADIATOR Co-Principle Investigator of Next-Generation Theranostics of Brain Pathologies With Autonomous Externally Controllable Nanonetworks: A Transdisciplinary Approach With Bio-Nanodevices Interfaces H2020
2019 – 2022
Ilangko Balasingham
+CityxChange Positive city exchange is a smart city project H2020
2018 – 2023
Andrew Perkis
SOCRATES Self-Organizing Computational Substrates H2020
2017 – 2022
Erik Folven
NAGRALED Semiconductor nanowire/graphene hybrids for high-efficiency light emitting diodes H2020
2016 – 2019
Helge Weman
TULIPP Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms H2020
2016 – 2019
Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg
  Immersive and Interactive Real Time 3D Social Media Graphics Environments for the Broadcast Industry - Visual media H2020
2016 – 2019
Andrew Perkis
WiBec Wireless In-Body Environment Communications H2020
2016 – 2019
Kimmo Kansanen
READEX Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient eXascale computing H2020
2015 – 2019
Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg
QoE-Net Innovative Quality Of Experience maNagament in Emerging mulTimedia services H2020
2015 – 2019
Andrew Perkis

Norwegian projects

Research Council of Norway (NFR) projects
Abbreviation Project Framework Contact
GAMES Geophysics and Applied Mathematics for Exploration and Safe Production NFR
2019 – 2024
Martin Landrø
ICVIO S2 Test tank for CO2 monitoring studies NFR
2016 – 2025
Martin Landrø
  Waste-to-Energy NFR
2018 – 2022
Dag Roar Hjelme
RIOT Resource-aware IoT with Enhanced Intelligence and Security NFR
2018 – 2023
Stefan Werner
WINNOW Wireless In-body Sensor and Actuator Networks NFR
2017 – 2022
Ilangko Balasingham
NanoNetwork Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems - Phase 2 NFR
2013 – 2019
Jostein Grepstad
LUCID Verifiseringsprosjekt NFR
2019 – 2019
Lise Randeberg
ReRaNP Reconfigurable Radio Network Platform NFR
2015 – 2021
Torbjörn Ekman
CIUS Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions NFR
2017 – 2020
Trond Ytterdal
LOC Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonic Sensor Platform for Diagnostics NFR
2016 – 2020
Astrid Aksnes
DIAP Double Intraperitoneal Artificial Pancreas NFR
2016 – 2020
Reinold Ellingsen
NBRIX Nano-micro-science knowledge bricks for long-term stable, reliable heterogeneously integrated microdevices NFR
2015 – 2019
Thomas Tybell
AULUS Atomic Units for Language Universal representation of Speech NFR
2015 – 2019
Torbjørn Svendsen
GRANASOL Low Cost, Ultra-High Efficiency graphene nanowire Solar Cells NFR
2014 – 2019
Helge Weman
IntOxide Interface engineered functional oxides for future device technology NFR
2014 – 2018
Thomas Tybell
HYBRID Hybrid Method for Calculating the Radiated Sound from Vibrating Structures NFR
2015 – 2018
Peter Svensson
MELODY II Medical sensing, localization, and communications using ultra wideband technology II NFR
2013 – 2018
Ilangko Balasingham


Other research projects
Project Description Framework Contact
  IoT over satellite for remote areas Norsk Romsenter
2019 – 2019
Roger Birkeland
aFerry An integrated autonomy system for on-demand, all-electric and autonomous passenger ferries FORNY2020
2019 – 2020
Egil Eide
  5G Pilot in Trondheim Telenor ASA
2018 – 2019
Kimmo Kansanen
ARCEx Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration UniT
2016 – 2022
Martin Landrø
Distributed Seismic Monitoring for Geological Carbon Sequestrian Chr. Michelsen Research/NFR
2016 – 2019
Martin Landrø


Strategic Research Areas at the IE faculty

Coastal and Marine Operations and Surveillance (CAMOS) Torbjörn Ekman
Energy Efficient Computing Systems (EECS) Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg

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Portrait of Thomas Tybell -Photo: Kai DraglandProfessor Thomas Tybell.
Head of research at the Department of Electronic Systems.


Cristin (Current Research Information system) is a nationwide database system for research results and documentation.


Infrastructure - Aura-lab -Photo: Erik Wessel-Berg

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)