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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

New York State has recently approved the new Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Major, and we are working hard to finalize the details of the curriculum.  The mission of the B.S. program in Biomedical Engineering 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.

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.

Recent News

NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has...

Cornell talks science policy on Capitol Hill

Assoc. Prof. Chris Schaffer takes graduate students and postdocs with interest in science policy to...

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

Antigen-coated membranes on the surface of E. coli bacteria cells serve as vaccine vehicles that...

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the...

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

Actor, director, writer and champion of science Alan Alda provided a communication mandate May 16...

Aurora Fluidics Wins in NY Business Plan Competition

Company Run by Meinig School M.Eng. Graduates Wins People’s Choice Award in Biotech Segment

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: Casey Kraning-Rush, Ph.D. 2013

Alumna takes her research skills to court (intellectual property law)

Faculty Spotlight: Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl uses tissue-engineered model systems to understand the effect of a tumor cell's natural microenvironment on other parts of the body.

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