Outside of Nils Hasselmo Hall, on the University of Minnesota campus. You can also see Moos Tower.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Minnesota conducts innovative research, offers high-quality education, and has strong connections to the thriving Twin Cities medical device industry.

Our mission

  • Conduct pioneering, high-impact research spanning basic science to clinical and technological application.

  • Educate the next generation of trailblazers who will define new paths based on fundamental training and emerging knowledge.

  • Foster an inclusive community that supports the growth and learning of all members.

  • Accelerate and augment impact through our unique proximity to the biomedical industry and adjacent clinical medicine.

Excellence in research and education

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is an academic unit of the College of Science and Engineering that administers biomedical engineering degree programs at all levels (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral).

While research possibilities among the graduate faculty span the full spectrum of biomedical engineering, the Department has established interests in cardiovascular, neural, and cancer engineering. We seek to focus growth and excellence in these research areas as we grow.

By the numbers: Rankings and research


faculty have start-ups based on their tech


FY21 research awards granted

By the numbers: Faculty and students


Undergraduates (54 percent women) enrolled in our accredited degree program.


Graduate students (47 percent women) enrolled in our accredited degree program.


Full-time faculty members.
Minneapolis skyline at sunset, taken from the U of M East Bank

A location that maximizes opportunity

  • Our department is uniquely located on the University campus at the intersection of the College of Science and Engineering and the Academic Health Center, directly adjacent to a teaching hospital.

  • The Twin Cities is home to a major medical device industry, including Boston Scientific, Medtronic, 3M, Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical), and over 500 other local companies.

  • The University's location in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area offers a dynamic mix of culture, sports, and indoor/outdoor recreation activities—a high quality of life with a low cost of living.

Join us

Whether you are a prospective undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral student, or a prospective faculty member, the University of Minnesota is an excellent choice for biomedical engineering research and education.

Contact our department

Map and directions



Biomedical Engineering
7-105 Hasselmo Hall
312 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-4507
Fax: 612-626-6583
Email: bme@umn.edu