Directors: Associate Professor T. Buma
Faculty: Professors J. Spinelli, C. Traver; Associate Professors S. Cotter, J. Currey, L. Dosiek, H. Hanson; Assistant Professors S. Khetan, C. Pappu; Senior Lecturer J. Hedrick; Visiting Assistant Professors A. Loya, Z. Yang
Staff: L. Galeo (Administrative Assistant) M. Hooker (Technician)
Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering major designed for students interested in exploring the interface between engineering and the life sciences. In Biomedical Engineering, students learn to apply engineering principles and analytical approaches to the study of biological systems and seek to understand the benefits and constraints of engineered materials, devices and control systems in life science and biomedical applications.
Students in the Biomedical Engineering major share common foundation and core courses in biology, biomechanics, biomaterials, electrical engineering, and choose among upper-level electives in biomechanics, biomaterials, and bioelectrical engineering. Courses in biomechanics and biomaterials focus on approaches to understanding the structural properties and dynamics of biological cells, tissues and systems, and of engineered devices with biological and biomedical applications. The bioelectrical engineering courses explore the interfaces among sensory physiology, neuroscience and electrical engineering and students focus on techniques to acquire, analyze and interpret neurological, biomedical and other biological signals and images. During senior year, students engage in a two term Biomedical Engineering capstone design course and may elect to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member as part of a senior thesis.
The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
Educational objectives and program outcomes are listed on the program website.