A Welcome from the Chair

photo of Dr. Eisenberg

Welcome to the Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering. As one of the largest and oldest departments of its kind in the country, we serve as a model of interdisciplinary research and education. Our programs are is consistently ranked among the top BME Departments in the nation by US News & World Report, and attract exceptional graduate and undergraduate students both nationally and internationally. In 2010-2011, our 35 primary faculty members attracted $24.3M in external research funding.

We have strengths in numerous research areas, boast a wealth of research resources and facilities, and have strong ties with the research-active BU School of Medicine, as well as the diversity of other top medical research centers in the Boston area. In both teaching and research, our BME department is known for its highly quantitative approach to biomedical science, with liberal application of engineering principles and physical sciences. As a Coulter Translational Partnership school, faculty are encouraged to translate advances in biomedical research into new applications that make a positive impact on society.

Our students learn the fundamental principles of life science applications, and life-long skills in engineering, communication and independent design and research. Small student-faculty ratios at both the graduate and undergraduate levels create a strong sense of collegiality between professor and student.

Please browse our pages to learn more about our students, faculty, degree programs and research. You will find a department that offers world-class training and research in biomedical engineering.

Solomon R. Eisenberg, Sc.D.
Professor and Chair