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Facts and History

About the Department

The Department was founded in 1977, so we are a relatively mature department in a new field — a field in which the potential for making meaningful contributions is unlimited. Our backgrounds are diverse, covering the areas of biomechanics, biomaterials, bioelectronics, biotransport and cell and tissue engineering. Our undergraduate and graduate teaching and research programs are extensive.


  • Established: 1977 with B.S.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering
  • Accredited: Since 1981 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Faculty:
    • 13 teaching faculty
    • 1 research professor
    • 1 post-doctoral fellows
  • Enrollment: 80 undergraduate majors (Fall 2014) and 41 graduate students. In 2013, 35 students earned B.S.E. degrees.

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