Construction cranes over rooftops.

Area of Advance under construction

​During 2019, we are examining the possibilities to build a new Area of Advance in Health Engineering.

Health Engineering

Our ambition is to mobilize a broad panel of experts from different scientific and engineering disciplines represented at Chalmers, to jointly contribute to solving some of the global challenges regarding the improvement of human health. In this process we will actively seek to engage and collaborate with external partners and stakeholders.
The process so far
Over 200 Chalmers faculty members, from 12 different departments, has expressed an interest to contribute to the new Area of Advance. During 2018 we held in-depth interviews, performed online surveys and engaged in dialogue with faculty members as well as strategic external partners. In the process we formed five “challenge cluster areas” and selected cluster leaders:
•    Digitalisation, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Rebecka Jörnsten MV and Robert Feldt CSE
•    Bacteria, Infections and Antibiotics: Marie Strid ACE and Fredrik Westerlund BIO
•    BioMedical Engineering: Mikael Persson E2, Hana Dobsicek Trefna E2, Fredrik Höök F, Torbjörn Lundh MV
•    Prevention, Lifestyle and Ergonomics for Sustainable Health: Cecilia Berlin IMS and Rikard Landberg BIO
•    Management of Health and Care: Andreas Hellström TME and Marie Strid ACE
The aim is to define profile areas within the new Area of Advance. Here, depending on scientific interest, researchers are welcome to participate in one or multiple clusters. If you are interested to join the process, please contact the associated cluster leader directly. In parallel with the internal process, we also gather external input on the value of the proposed clusters/profiles as perceived by the key external stakeholders and partners.

The roadmap going forward
In the second half of 2018 and during 2019, we will be working on developing the final profiles of the new Area of Advance. This will be a community-building process, driven by teams of cluster leaders (Chalmers faculty members appointed to lead the process).
For any general queries about the proposed Area of Advance you are welcome to contact Associate Professor Ann-Sofie Cans For more specific questions, you can approach the cluster leaders directly.


Published: Thu 09 Jan 2020.