BME Faculty by Research Area

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology faculty are improving human health by understanding the intricacies of how the body generates and reacts to mechanical forces.

Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering faculty will solve grand challenges including next-generation diagnostic tools, material- and cell-based therapies, and eventually, replacement components that will lead to treat injury and disease.

Neural Engineering faculty seek to understand brain function more completely and mechanistically, and to mitigate and repair the damage caused by sensory and neurodegenerative disorders.

Synthetic and Systems Bioengineering faculty are pursuing cutting-edge genetic and cell-based therapies, learning to direct the evolution of complex synthetic biological constructs, and studying and controlling microbial communities that affect our health profoundly.

Four enabling technologies are a critical component of our department’s approach:

Biomaterials faculty develop new artificial and biologically based materials for drug delivery, component replacement, and other health uses.

Biomedical Imaging faculty pioneer new methods to peer into the body and measure its function in health and disease.

Computational Modeling and Data Sciences faculty explore medical issues by constructing complex mathematical models and via advanced data processing.

Nanotechnology and Sensing faculty are transforming our access to the human body by building new sensors, based on biological and physical principles.