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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.

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 will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Recent News

Student Spotlight: Aaron Chiou

By researching how cancer works in the body, Aaron Chiou hopes to prevent it from spreading

Women Break an Engineering Barrier

Meinig School's Nozomi Nishimura highlighted in IEEE Pulse.

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

Faculty from Cornell Neurotech shared stories of technologies they have developed in their first...

Forever Young: The promise of human regeneration

Prof. Jonathan Butcher speaks at the World Science Forum.

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates

Commencement celebrated on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Ithaca.

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has...

Did you know?

“Animal-on-a-chip” research was developed by Biomedical Engineering department chair Michael Shuler and Daniel Tatosian (Chemical Engineering, Ph.D., 2006). The one-inch square chips contain liver cells, tumor cells, multidrug-resistant tumor cell, marrow cell and adipose tissue cells and represent mathematical models that predict mobility of drugs through various organs.

Latest Spotlights

Student Spotlight: Aaron Chiou

By researching how cancer works in the body, Aaron Chiou hopes to prevent it from spreading

What goes on in there? A visit to Cornell’s Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility

A guided tour of Cornell's CNF, which in 2017 will celebrate 40 years of operations at the very edge of nanoscale science and technology.

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is currently seeking applicants for: