Biomedical engineering is a discipline that combines knowledge in engineering, molecular and cellular biology, and medicine to improve human health and progress. In biomedical engineering, students and faculty work together extensively to build interdisciplinary knowledge and develop clinically translatable solutions for human health — from the design and development of artificial organs and devices for injury recovery to helping create advanced detection systems and refine medical imaging techniques and equipment. Students have gone on to take positions within academic institutions, the health care field and in industry.
Research and Education Programs
Dr. Peppas works in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery with specific interests in Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes.
Microelectronics Research Center (MRC)
The Microelectronics Research Center offers the opportunity to perform research in novel materials of interest to the IC industry, optoelectronics and nanophotonics, novel electronic devices and nanostructures, interconnects and packaging for academic as well as industrial users.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
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At a Glance
- $62k The average starting salary for a biomedical engineer is $62,420.