Director: Michael L. Shuler
Associate Director: Lawrence Bonassar
Director of Graduate Studies: Peter Doerschuk
The departmental faculty and graduate field members of Biomedical Engineering specialize in five primary research areas: Biomaterials & Drug Delivery, Biomedical Mechanics, Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation, Micro-and Nano-biotechnology, and Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering. Integral to the department's research effort are graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, technicians, and visiting faculty.
Our Ph.D. program admits approximately 20 students per year, and we award nearly 85 M.Eng. degrees annually. A critical component of every student's degree program is active participation in the research activity of the department and the department's research goals could not, in fact, be achieved without this participation. Undergraduate students from diverse majors participate in the Biomedical Engineering minor (about 60 students per year) or take Biomedical Engineering courses and many of these students also make important contributions to the research goals of the department.