Biomedical engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to the study of biology, medicine and health. Our undergraduate program provides a broad background in chemical, mechanical, materials science and electrical engineering, and it prepares students for careers in biomedical research with a quantitative engineering emphasis. It is also designed to provide students with sufficient coursework for advanced training at graduate, medical or physical therapy schools or in other allied health professions. Our graduate program builds upon the established biomedical research strength at the University and trains future generations of researchers and professionals who will play a key role in multi- and interdisciplinary teams that bridge the gap between engineering and the biological sciences.
Jeannie Stephens is part of a team of UD faculty working to bring innovation and entrepreneurial education to students across disciplines thanks to UD’s selection for the National Science Foundation’s Pathways to Innovation Program. The objective is to rework the undergraduate programs to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. Read more.
John Slater has received a 2-year INBRE Pilot Project award for his research on 3D microfluidic systems. His paper “Modulation of endothelial cell migration via manipulation of adhesion site growth using nanopatterned surfaces” has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Emily Day’s research group has published an invited perspective in ACS Nano that overviews nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy (PTT) and discusses recent insights into the mechanisms of cell death induced by this technique. PTT utilizes nanoparticles embedded within tumors to convert laser light energy into heat to ablate cancer cells. Depending on the laser irradiation conditions, PTT produces either necrosis or apoptosis, two distinct modes of cell death that impact therapy success differently. New information on the cellular signaling pathways involved in the PTT response provides researchers with a unique opportunity to enhance PTT’s successful elimination of cancer. Day recently received an ACCEL grant for breast cancer therapy using nanotechnology.
BME undergrad Amira Idris (on right) placed first in triple jump at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships (ECAC), becoming the first Blue Hen woman to capture an ECAC indoor title in a field event as she broke her own school record with a leap of 41-feet, 8-inches. Read more.