About BME

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Biomedical Engineering rose 4 spots to #9 in the U.S. News & World Report

BU’s Biomedical Engineering Department is among the largest of its kind in the US and is home to award-winning faculty, exceptional students, and numerous research centers and laboratories engaged in an array of interdisciplinary biomedical activities.

Founded in 1966, the Biomedical Engineering Department was among the first to offer a bachelor’s degree in the discipline. Today, we offer a full suite of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and are consistently ranked among the top BME departments in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

We have 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty primarily focused on applying engineering, computational, and analytical techniques to biological systems—from the nanoscale level of DNA to the macroscopic level of organ systems.

BME researchers annually attract millions of dollars in support from some of the nation’s most prestigious funding agencies and students at all levels gain hands-on experience that translates to real-world expertise. The department is the only one in the country to win both a Whitaker Foundation Leadership Award and a Coulter Translational Partnership Award, two highly competitive and prestigious grants that are being used to advance BME’s mission.