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Department of Bioengineering

Bioengineering: Innovation and discovery

In Bioengineering, engineering and the life sciences work together to advance human well-being and solve problems of the biological world.

From the development of biofuels to the creation of biotechnology, bioengineering plays a role in many areas of contemporary engineering.

At the same time, the role of engineering in medicine continues to increase rapidly, as:

  • sophisticated medical equipment enhances the skill of surgeons
  • better diagnostics supplement the experience of health practitioners
  • wearable technology helps to keep us in good health and free from disease

Academic programs

Excellence in bioengineering

The department’s faculty members are excellent teachers, active researchers, and recognized innovators, with a focus on:

  • systems that can replace the body's organs
  • machines that incorporate living cells
  • infrastructure that works with the natural world
  • data systems that complement our brains

Our up-to-date classrooms, laboratories, and facilities make cutting-edge learning and discovery possible—with research opportunities available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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