Research collage: Rendering of person wearing headphones with a device in their mouth, hand holding an engineered heart valve, and cancer cells


Now hiring: Biomedical Engineering faculty

We invite applications and nominations for full-time tenure-track or tenured positions at open rank, depending upon applicant qualifications. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cancer bioengineering
  • Cardiovascular engineering
  • Neuroengineering

Within these areas, immune dynamics, systems and synthetic biology, and large data analytics are of particular interest.

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Nels Shafer wearing a BME-designed gown

Addressing a PPE shortage

When local hospitals risked running out of protective gowns, biomedical engineering students saved the day. Their designs are now being produced at rates reaching 10,000 per day.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Engineering proteins to block the virus

Professor Jonathan Sachs and team aim to develop and manipulate molecules that can prevent SARS CoV-2 from attaching to human cells.

Ultrasound device next to mask

Ultrasound treatment for COVID-19

Professor Hubert Lim and team are conducting pilot studies to determine if a wearable ultrasound device could be beneficial for hyperinflammation in the lungs.


Illustration of healthcare workers

Honoring the pandemic's heroes

CSE alumnus Anant Naik (BBmE ’19) has written a book to inspire and educate children as well raise money for Doctors Without Borders. 

David Odde COVID-19 research

Creating a COVID-19 simulator

Professor David Odde is creating a biophysical computer model that simulates COVID-19 on a molecular and cellular level, and tests therapies and vaccines computationally.

Map showing COVID-19 around the world

The case for data-driven science

In an opinion piece in the Hill, Professor Jonathan Sachs makes the case for sticking to the scientific process in the fight against COVID-19.

Pioneering, high-impact research

Department research spans the full spectrum of biomedical engineering. And our faculty are leading the way in cardiovascularneural, and cancer bioengineering.

This provides world-class opportunities for students in the lab and classroom. 

Our research

Student successes