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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.

Join us in June! 

Join us June 22, 2018 for a daylong celebration honoring the achievements of Michael L. Shuler, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering. For more details and to register, visit the event website, shulersymposium.engineering.cornell.edu.

Shuler Symposium invite graphic

Recent News

Spotlight on Seniors: Rohan Roy

Meet one of our fabulous graduating undergraduate seniors!

Spotlight on Seniors: Hannah Childs

Meet one of our fabulous graduating undergraduate seniors!

Spotlight on Seniors: Jordan Harrod

Meet one of our fabulous graduating undergraduate seniors!

Spotlight on Seniors: Allison Byrne

Meet one of our fabulous graduating undergraduate seniors!

CURB galvanizes Puerto Rican students’ lab experience

Visiting students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico honed their science skills by shadowing and...

Spotlight on Seniors: Elizabeth Weiss

Meet one of our fabulous graduating undergraduate seniors!

Did you know?

In 2005, Prof. Larry Bonassar (BME)and Prof. Hod Lipson (MAE) developed the first bio-printing of living tissue and printed a meniscus which lived for three months in incubation. This launched the field of bio-printing.

Latest Spotlights

Student Spotlight: Madhur Srivastava

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

The Meinig School M.Eng. Program

A graduate program tailored to suit individual interests and professional goals.