Biomedical Engineering—MS, PhD

For current Michigan Tech students, this program is also available as an accelerated master's degree.

At the nexus of the living and the synthetic, biomedical engineers are helping us to live longer — and live better. We're combining the best of the natural and artificial worlds. Are you ready to join the mix?

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

Jingfeng Jiang

Jingfeng Jiang
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

"Digital competency is an important skill for graduate students in the 21st century."

Computational biomedical engineering is an exciting and emerging area. With readily available computational capacities, biomedical engineers can use their computational knowledge and skills to greatly improve outcomes in healthcare, particularly, in rural areas like ours. Computational tools and analytics in Dr. Jiang’s lab can be used to assist and test therapeutic devices, and improve therapeutics in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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.