The department was opened in 1959. Professor L.M.Ananiev, a renowned scientist of the USSR, has founded and headed the Department for 30 years. The Department was one of the first to the East of Urals which initiated training of engineers in the field of medical engineering in 1968.
About 100 PhD and DSc theses have been carried out during these years and more than 2,200 engineers have been trained. Four PhD theses have been carried out during the past year. The department also offers refresher courses on modern medical X-ray equipment for engineers. In 2001 a unique X-ray device “compact Diagnost” has been designed and put into industry under license of Philips company.
The Department of Medical and Industrial Electronics in cooperation with the departments of Siberian State Medical University and Novosibirsk Technical University have been holding student competitions in electronics. Since 2002 the department has been holding the Competition on Electronics among Russian universities. Students and the stuff of the department carry on scientific research, the results of which are rewarded with diplomas and medals of Russian Academy of Sciencies, of the Unity of Scientific and Engineering organizations of Russia; with grants and scholarships of different sources.
The complex professional training, knowledge of foreign language, intensive science-research activity gives possibility to a graduate of the department to have a perspective interesting high top-paying job.
The main goal of activity of the department is to prepare specialists on priority directions of science and technique development on Electronics and Nanoelectronics (branch 210100), Biotechnical Systems and Technology (branch 201000), using scientific and technical base of the University. As the whole University, the department is focused on the preparation of masters, candidates and doctors of sciences in the specified directions.
Mission: close cooperation with the academic science and the high technology manufacture, and first of all, with the Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Institute of High Current Electronics, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute and General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of - Prokhorov, JSC "Research-and-Production Centre "POLUS" (Tomsk), JSC Information Satellite Systems - Reshetnev Company (Zheleznogorsk), JSC "Medtekhnika" (Tomsk), JSC "EleSy" (Tomsk).
At the Interregional project-competition «The Best Goods and Services of Siberia 2009 – Gemma» Industrial and Medical Electronics Department received the highest award of the contest – the Gold statuette «Gemma» in the «Educational services» nomination.
On the 25th of January, 2012, Dr. Soldatov A.I., Professor of IME Department and Asst.Prof. of the same department Bolotina I.O. demonstrated Prime Minister of Russian Federation Putin V.V. multifunctioned system for ultrasonic non-destructive testing of defects developed in Tomsk Open Laboratory for Material Inspections at the Institute for Non-Destructive Testing of TPU.