The Department of Biomedical Engineering is an ideal collaborative partner for universities, research organizations, philanthropists, biomedical businesses and innovators around the world.

Research Strengths:

  • Biodesign;
  • Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine;
  • Biomedical Device Design and Development;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Biomedical Imaging, Computing, Modeling and Visualization;
  • Biosensors and Molecular Engineering;
  • Cardiovascular Engineering;
  • Neural Engineering and Neuroprosthetics;
  • Pharmaceutics and Targeted Drug Delivery;
  • Regulatory Affairs

The depth of our faculty by research area can be seen



We Are Growing

We are the 11th largest Biomedical Engineering department nationally and growing, according to ASEE. U.S. News & World Report shows the department’s peers as private institutions like Harvard, Yale and Carnegie Mellon. The department, unlike many biomedical engineering programs, is located just walking distance from a medical campus that has a faculty of more than 1,000 physicians and researchers, four hospitals, 10 neighborhood health centers and 200 medical specialties.

The department awarded 17 Ph.Ds. last year, placing us solidly among the top twenty BME departments, according to ASEE. We were tied with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and ahead of Stanford and University of Washington with 16 Ph.D.s each and Rice and U Penn with 14 each. In addition, we graduate more than 50 B.S. and more than 15 M.S. degrees per year.

Exceptional Scholarship

We averaged $17.0 million per year in funding over the last five years, placing us 15th among all BME departments, according to ASEE. Perhaps most important, we have exceptional scholarships. The median Google Scholar h-index per tenure track faculty was 34 last year. That’s 7th among all BME departments, tied with John’s Hopkins, the No. 1-ranked department in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact faculty members directly, our Industry liaison Dr. Tomasz Petelenz, or our chair, David Grainger, if you would like to investigate ways to collaborate with the department.