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Biomedical engineering continues to make the future, not just respond to the present, by anticipating needs that interface engineering and clinical medicine. BME fosters collaborations among disciplines at its core by building on basic concepts in engineering and biology. Learn more >

Research Areas

Regenerative Medicine - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Sensing Systems - Medical Instrumentation and Measurement

Faculty Highlights

Professor David Kaplan
Dr. Kaplan talks about his research on a new silk-based stabilizer that could keep some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 °C, potentially eliminating the need to keep them refrigerated. "We have already begun trying to broaden the impact of what we're doing to apply to all vaccines," says Kaplan. "Based on what we've seen with other proteins, peptides, and enzymes, there's no reason to believe that this wouldn't be universal. This could potentially eliminate the need for a cold-chain system, greatly decreasing costs and enabling more widespread availability of these life-saving drugs." Learn more >

BME News

Research News:

High-Res Microscope May Make Cervical Cancer Detection Easier
ACS Cancer Prevention News | January 28, 2015

Scientists Create a 3-D Model That Mimics Brain Function
The New York Times | August 11, 2014

Scientists Create a 3-D Model That Mimics Brain Function
The New York Times | August 11, 2014

Kaplan Named Editor-in-Chief of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
American Chemical Society | July 29, 2014

How to Regrow Lost Limbs
New Scientist | June 8, 2014

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Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees:
BS in Biomedical Engineering
Second Major in Biomedical Engineering Second Major in Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Degrees:
Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng., M.S, Ph.D.)
Bioengineering (Certificate) Bioengineering (M.Eng., M.S.)

Faculty Position Request for
AY 2015-2016

The department is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with rank determined by experience and accomplishments. Truly exceptional senior candidates may also be considered for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests involve regenerative medicine, medical imaging, and biomedical optics, but all areas of biomedical engineering will be considered. Learn more and apply!