What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for both diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare purposes. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine by combining design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.
Prominent biomedical engineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biologicals.
We specialize in several areas of biomedical engineering research including:
- Biomedical acoustics
- Biomedical nanotechnology
- Biomedical optics
- Cell and tissue engineering
- Medical imaging
Our students are also innovators in the Center for Medical Technology & Innovation graduate program and our senior design program where they create solutions to healthcare-related problems.