Faculty List by Research Area

The Biomedical Engineering Department maintains a vibrant research program with approximately 68,000 square feet of laboratory space in three buildings at 24-44 Cummington Mall, on Boston University’s Charles River Campus.  We are comprised of 35 separate research laboratories and 5 research centers.  The research can be characterized by a combination of

  • empirical and theoretical work with an attention to explicit mathematical models for the phenomena under study,
  • intensive use of computational methods for modeling and simulating experimental and theoretical work,
  • a basic scientific flavor to the fundamental questions being asked,
  • an attention to the applications of the work to the improvement of health care, and a thorough understanding of the underlying physiological processes.

General areas of research into which our faculty may be grouped are listed below:

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Barbari
Chen
Grinstaff
Han
Klapperich
Smith, M
Tien
Wong, J

Biomedical Optics and Imaging

Bigio
Mertz
Roblyer
Vaina

Engineering Global Health

Bigio
Klapperich
Zaman

Molecular Bioengineering

Chen
Delisi
Frank-Kamenetskii
Galagan
Kasif
Meller
Vajda

Subcellular, Cellular & Systems Biomechanics

Chen
Damiano
Dembo
Eisenberg
Jackson
Lutchen
Smith, M
Stamenovic
Suki
Zaman

Neural Engineering and Hearing Research

Colburn
De Luca
Han
Mountain
Ritt
Sen
Shinn-Cunningham
Vaina
Voigt

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Chen
Dennis
Klapperich
Meller
Smith, M
Wong, J
Zaman

Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology

Chen
Collins
Galagan
Kasif
Khalil
Wong, W
Zaman