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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

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

Student startup gets a hand from funding, preps for industry trials

Student startup gets a hand from funding, preps for industry trials

Engineering community of makers launches website

Cornell’s College of Engineering has launched of a new maker-themed website, CollabSpace

Jane Wei wins BMES Student Design and Research Award

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering by students

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome

Jonathan Butcher, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Chris Frendl, M.Eng. '11, have...

Singh Invited to the NAE 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Ankur Singh has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2017 EU-US...

Did you know?

UltrOZ, a wearable therapeutic ultrasound system for horses, provides up to six hours of unsupervised ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The technology grew out of work done by Cornell alum, George K. Lewis, (BME, M.S. 2008, Ph.D., 2012) who co-founded the company.

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.

Events Calendar

10/6/2017

OPEN POSITIONS

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