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Seraina Dual

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About me

Dr. Seraina Dual is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Biomedical Signal Processing at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems  leading the Intelligent Heart Technology Lab (I-HeaL). The labs research ultimately aims to help predict, prevent, and treat cardiovascular diseases. Motivated by health needs and inspired by engineering and control theory, the groups drives to improve human health.

Seraina Dual trained as a Mechanical Engineer at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETH Zurich) obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Robotics and Control, and earned her PhD in the Product Development Group focusing on sensor systems for cardiovascular applications in the Zurich Heart Project. In collaboration with the team, she conducted cutting edge research in implantable sensor technologies in collaboration with the Voroes Group at ETH Zurich, the German Heart Center in Berlin, Germany, and  the St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia.

As a translational Fellow she then joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University, followed by an appointment as a PostDoc fellowship by the Swiss National Foundation in the Department of Radiology. During that time, she developed a novel design of soft robotic cardiac support device using rapid iterations in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Prof. Daniel Ennis, and in close collaboration with Prof. Alison Marsden and Mark Cutkosky. Her publications in international journals span across the fields of Cardiac Surgery, Medical Devices, Artificial Organs, Implantable Sensors, Signal processing, and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

At KTH, my research is funded by the innovation agency VINNOVA, the starting grant from the Swedish Research foundation, and the research pair innitiative by digital futures.

Please contact me if you are a highly motivated and independent student for projects in the described research areas.

The Team

The team

Funders and Collaborating Institutions

Funders and collabortors

Current students

Rebecca Bonator, Master KTH, Master thesis at EPFL

Chenyu Gu, Bachelor, Algorithms for IMU calibration

Jimale Mohamed, Bachelor, MRI-compatible control box

Parnian Sattar, Bachelor, Machine learning for quality control in pulmonary hypertension diagnostics

Max Gulda, Bachelor, Real-time synchronized data acquisition for bluetooth devices

Jespeer Sjöberg, Bachelor, Real-time synchronized data acquisition for bluetooth devices

Former members and students

Laura Andersson, Bachelor researcher, Apotekarsocieteten

Oliver Kreis, Visiting Master student from ETH Zurich, Engineer at Konpla

Roxanne Rais, Visiting Master student from ETH Zurich, ReenaEE&C

Frida Hermansson, Visiting Master student from Linköping University, Researcher at Stanford University

Priya Nair, Visiting PhD student from Stanford University, PhD student Stanford University

Ana Candela Celdran, Master student KTH, Biosensors, CSW Therapeutics


Medical Instrumentation (HL1203), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Medical Measurement and Monitoring (HL1016), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Medical Technology (FHN3014), teacher | Course web

Project Carrier Course for Medical Engineers, part 2 (CM2016), teacher | Course web

Technology and Health (FCH3101), teacher | Course web