Bioengineering is a rapidly emerging field fusing life sciences with engineering in order to advance fundamental understanding of biological systems, as well as to develop biomedical technologies to promote human health and welfare. In the bioengineering track, we apply engineering principles to basic biomedical science at the cellular and tissue level as well as more complex biological systems. We develop new optical, electromechanical, biochemical, materials and computational technologies which can be applied to quantitative biological measurements as well as for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Furthermore, we strive to uncover the design principles of living organisms, and use this knowledge to design and build new biological systems with desired function.
The mission of the bioengineering track in the faculty engineering is to advance all aspects of biological engineering through research and education. Research areas include biomedical devices, nanotechnology and drug delivery, neural and tissue engineering, biological imaging and microscopy, genomics, and systems biology. Undergraduate and graduate level courses provide our students with a wide set of knowledge and skills in both engineering and biology, and prepare them for future careers in the developing biotech and biomedical industries as well as in basic research.