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. Baker works in Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering with specific interests in Cardiovascular biology including atherosclerosis, thrombosis and in-stent restenosis; Vascular biomechanics/mechanotransduction; Development of medical devices, Drug delivery/tissue engineering systems for enhancing tissue repair; Glycobiology.
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, software engineering and computational visualization.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
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At a Glance
- $62k The average starting salary for a biomedical engineer is $62,420.