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Welcome Iwijn de Vlaminck

Iwijn de Vlaminck, the newly appointed assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings a biophysics approach to the field of genomics.

Nishimura Lab hosts high school students to promote interest in STEM fields

Hands-on experience excites enthusiam for engineering in students of all ages, so the Nishimura Lab hosted nearly fifty high school students this summer as part of Cornell Engineering’s CATALYST Academy. The CATALYST Academy is a selective one-week s...

Meet the 2014 NSF Fellows

The Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to proudly congratulate the eight students who won the 2014 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering is currently seeking applicants for the:

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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Recent News

Michael King discusses cancer research in Faculti interview

BME Professor Mike King discusses his lab's research in an interview on

Darvin Griffin awarded the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year

Darvin Griffin received the Mike Shinn NSBE Distinguished Member of the Year award, one of the...

Engineering society honors two grad students

Malika Grayson and Darvin J. Griffin have received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)...

Chris Schaffer Interviewed in TTI Podcast

Prof. Schaffer was interviewed by Steve Kurti, of Table Top Inventing. Their discussion ranged from...

Prof. Bonassar on CNN on Sunday March 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Watch Prof. Lawrence Bonassar on CNN with Fareed Zakaria GPS on March 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Karpman takes up residence in entrepreneur program

Robert Karpman, Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s new entrepreneur in residence, brings expertise as an...