Biomedical Engineering—MS, PhD

What you'll work on

Our program develops new devices at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine. We emphasize research and education in cardiovascular engineering, tissue regeneration and stem cell engineering, biomaterials, physiological measurements, biosensors, microdevices, biomechanics, and medical imaging and optics. Faculty and students have developed businesses with the technologies developed in our laboratories.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics

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Who you’ll work with

You will work with leading biomedical engineers and scientists from across campus. Local and regional hospitals provide opportunities for clinical studies. Collaborations with leading medical institutions from across the country provide opportunities to explore the clinical applications of their research.


Faculty Spotlight

Feng Zhao
Associate Professor,
Biomedical Engineering

"It's all about collaboration."

Stem cells renew and replace worn-out or damaged tissues. Biomedical engineers can be counted on to enhance and expand the therapeutic potential of stem cells. Zhao engineers stem cells via biomaterials, physiological oxygen, and fluid flow to restore the function of injured tissues.

Where you'll work

Our labs isolate and culture human cells, image blood flows, model complex biological processes, design new sensors and electrical circuits, and develop new biomaterials. Our facilities include digital 2-D and 3-D fluorescence microscopes, ultrasound and optical equipment, mechanical testing equipment, and cell and tissue culture facilities. A wide variety of testing, analytical, and imaging equipment is available from facilities all across campus.