Team

 

 

Bjørn Angelsen

Bjørn Angelsen, Professor, MSc, PhD

Chairman of the board

Bjørn was born in Vestvågøy, Norway, in 1946. He received the MSc and dr.techn. (PhD) degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim,  in 1971 and 1977, respectively.  He has been a professor in  Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging since 1983 . He has spent most of his professional life in the field of medical ultrasound imaging, pioneering cardiac applications of ultrasound  Doppler measurements in the 70'ies. Since the mid 90'ies he has been working on ultrasound wave propagation in nonlinear,  heterogeneous tissue, especially with aspects of corrections of phase aberrations and pulse reverberations and detection of ultrasound contrast agents.

Bjørn was chief scientist during the development of Vingmed Ultrasound in the 80's. Vingmed Ultrasound was acquired by GE in 1998. Later Bjørn became responsible for the development of a 40MHz ultrasound scanner for intra-artery catheter imaging in the company CVIS (Cardiovascular Imaging Systems). CVIS was sold to Boston Scientific in 1995. Bjørn founded the company Eagle Ultrasound in 2001, specializing in early fetal imaging. The investor of the company was aquired by a large multinational, and the rights from the company sold to Terarecon Inc.

In 2007, Bjørn Angelsen was awarded the Ian Donald Medal for Technical Achivement within Ultrasound Technology, and was in 2008 awarded with The Heart Award from The Norwegian National Society for Peoples Health together with clinician Liv Hatle for their contribution to cardiology.

Bjørn has supervised/co-supervised 40 PhD's, holds 26 U.S. patents and several international patents, has written 2 books and published numerous papers on technical and clinical ultrasound.

 

Rune Hansen

Rune Hansen, MSc, PhD

Board member

Rune was born in Horten, Norway in 1974. He earned his MSc degree from the Department of Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1998 and his PhD degree from the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, NTNU, in 2004. In 1999 he joined the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, where he currently is employed in a part-time position as a Research Scientist. Since 2006 he has also been employed as a Research Scientist at the Department of Medical Technology, SINTEF Health Research, in Trondheim, Norway.

 

 

Tonni F. Johansen, Associate Professor, MSc, PhD Tonni F. Johansen

Research & Development Engineer

Tonni was born in Asker, Norway in 1960. He received the degree Siv.ing. (MSc) from the Department of Telecommunications at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1984, and PhD degree from the same department in 1991. In 1998 he joined the Department of Circulation and Imaging at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, where he currently is employed as Senior Engineer/Associate professor.
His research interests include acoustics, numerical simulation, signal processing, transducer design, and laboratory development. In SURF Technology, Tonni is responsible for probe development.

  

 

Ole Martin BrendeOle Martin Brende, MSc, PhD

Project & Research Engineer

Ole Martin was born in Ålesund, Norway, in 1987. He received the M.Sc.(tech.) degree in Applied Physics in 2011 from the Norwegian University on Science and Technology. He started the Ph.D. at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging at the same university later that year. His Ph.D. work was on reverberation suppression in Dual Band Imaging in medical ultrasound under guidance by Bjørn Angelsen.

 

 

 

 

Johannes Kvam

Johannes Kvam, MSc, PhD cand.

Research & Development Engineer

Johannes was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1988. He received the M.Sc.(tech.) degree in Engineering Cybernetics in 2012 from the Norwegian University on Science and Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Ola Finneng MyhreOla Finneng Myhre, MSc, PhD cand.

Research & Development Engineer

Ola was born in Bærum, Norway, in 1986. He received the M.Sc.(tech.) degree in Electronics in 2013 from the Norwegian University on Science and Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Stian SolbergStian Solberg, MSc

Research & Development Engineer

Stian was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1990. He received the M.Sc.(tech.) degree in Electronics in 2015 from the Norwegian University on Science and Technology.

 

 

 

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