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Welcome to BME

The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University is building research and educational programs around a vision that a quantitative understanding of the human body can be used as a foundation for the rational design of therapies, molecules, devices, and diagnostic procedures to improve human health.

About BME

The primary mission of the Meinig School 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

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the B.S. program in biomedical engineering (BME) is to train students in the practice of design, fabrication, and analysis of biomedical systems, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics.  Specifically, Cornell's vision of biomedical engineering centers around a quantitative approach to understanding biology across length and time scales, with a focus on issues related to human health.

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 will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Recent News

Alum’s gift helps entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

Six faculty members are recipients of 2018 Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships, receiving...

Cornell, Tanzanian students share knowledge in new exchange program

A new exchange program will present biomedical students from Cornell and Arusha Technical...

Congratulations to Marjolein van der Meulen, Ph.D. for receiving the New ASBMR 2018 Adele L. Boskey Award!

The award will be presented on Saturday, September 29 during the ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting in...

Nishimura receives grant for Tanzanian partnership

Exchange program to improve Tanzanian health care, train local technicians to maintain medical...

Congratulations to the ASBMR 2018 Fuller Albright Esteemed Awardee Christopher J. Hernandez

This award will be presented on Friday, September 28 at the ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting in Montréal,...

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

Engineering professor David Erickson's hand-held device for detecting a form of cancer common in...

Did you know?

In 2013, Lawrence Bonassar, associate professor of biomedical engineering, created the first artificial ears using 3-D printing and injectable molds. The artificial ear looks and acts like a natural ear and can be used for people born without ears or lost to accidents or illnesses

Latest Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Jeerapond Leelawattanachai, Ph.D. 2013

Developing affordable diagnostic tools for developing countries.

Student Spotlight: Madhur Srivastava

Ph.D. research in signal processing in magnetic resonance spectroscopic and imaging techniques.