Stig Ollmar

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Hälsovägen, Enheten för funktion och teknologi C2:76, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Radiologi Funktion och teknologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Magister of philosophy in mathematics, philosophy, statistics and physics
    from University of Stockholm 1971. PhD in electronics from the Physics
    department, University of Stockholm 1984. Scientist and project manager at
    Center for Dental Technology and Biomaterials (later named Center for Oral
    Biology), Karolinska Institutet 1986-1999. Associate Professor in Medical
    engineering at Karolinska Institutet since 1997. Several patents related to
    medical applications of physics and measurement technology. Founded a company
    1998 with focus on skin alterations, in particular skin cancer, CEO first 7 years, now scientific advisor. Member of the
    International Committee for Electrical Bio-Impedance since 1992. Senior
    Member of the IEEE since 2004. Faculty opponent or member of examination
    committee for PhD examina in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and Australia.
    Referee for several international scientific journals. Expert examiner for
    academic positions in Sweden and USA. Examiner for grant providers in Sweden
    and Norway
    *Teaching interest*
    Lectured, developed training courses and study material, supervised, and
    examined in electronics (analogue electronics, digital electronics,
    measurement technology, transducers, circuit theory, signal processing) at
    Stockholm University 1972-1987. In charge of an advanced course in Medical
    measurements and signal processing at Karolinska Institutet since 1995
    (students mainly from the Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm).
    Teach medical measurements, transducer technology, theory of science and
    ethics in medical research on various courses within Karolinska Institutet,
    KTH, and University of Southern Stockholm. Strong interest in scientific
    history, scientific evolution, limitations of science, as well as foundations
    and principles of ethics from a philosophical point of view. Supervisor for a
    number of PhD-students and diploma workers at University of Stockholm,
    Karolinska Institutet and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 5 have
    so far successfully defended their PhD-theses, 2 were content with the
    licentiate degree (between MSc and PhD).


  • *Research interest*
    Bioelectrical phenomena, quantification and classification of tissue
    alterations e.g. cancers of skin and mucous membranes, non-invasive
    measurement methods, biological rhythms, transducers, inter disciplinary
    science. Multi center study with a new technology for skin cancer detection
    ongoing. Evaluation of new technologies aiming at non-invasive determination
    of blood glucose ongoing.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, 1997

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