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The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

CNN: The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.

Marjolein van der Meulen to Serve as New Department Chair

We are pleased to announce that Marjolein van der Meulen, the John Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has accepted our offer to serve as the Chair of the Department for a five-year term starting July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019.

About BME

The primary mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system and the mechanisms of disease through quantitative engineering analysis, and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics to improve human health.

Academic Programs

Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University focuses on interdisciplinary research to achieve a quantitative understanding of human biology at all spatial and temporal scales with the goal of improving human health.

Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

  • Engineers who understand biology and who can apply their knowledge and skills to improve human health are increasingly in demand. A professional degree in biomedical engineering (BME) will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need
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