Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering - Medical Technology Center

The Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering (IBNE) was established to coordinate large-scale, multi-disciplinary research initiatives between Reykjavik University, University of Iceland, Landspitali University Hospital and Med-Tech companies. The IBNE institute draws together scientists, medics and engineers from across Iceland to create revolutionary progress in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering and clinical research. IBNE operates within the Medical Technology Center (MTC) which is an infrastructure established by Landspitali and Reykjavik University to strengthen the impact of Biomedical Engineering expertise in clinical environments. 

IBNE collaborates with research institutes, universities and companies not only in Iceland: the numerous international collaborations allow to find in IBNE a group of people, researchers, students and teachers from all over the world and with different educational backgrounds.

The establishment of the IBNE institute aims to strengthen research synergies between members and to create core facilities for research and development. 

IBNE expertise ranges from Neuroscience to Biomechanics, from Health Informatics to Computational Biology and research areas like the biomedical signal processing, motion and sea sickness and knee cartilage and chondral lesions solutions. In addition, IBNE is a world pioneer in the 3D printing for patient specific surgical planning. 

The IBNE can be considered as the reference research and study center for biomedical engineering in Iceland.

Aim and Vision

  • IBNE aims to strengthen research synergies between members and to create core facilities for research and development within RU.
  • IBNE has the ambition to become the reference for biomedical and neural engineering in Iceland and beyond, both for Icelandic citizens and for international companies.

You can find information on the BSc and MSc degrees offered in biomedical engineering at Reykjavik University on the following links:

  IBNE-MTC areas of expertise and research 

RESTORE - HORIZON 2020 European Union Project


Biomechanics - Total Hip Arthoplasty




3D Modeling and Surgical Planning


Tissue Engineering and Bioreactors


Postural Control Studies - Motion Sickness Lab



Paolo Gargiulo, Professor




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