Why Biomedical Engineering?

Jill Higginson, BMEG 310 where students are performing "tests" on leg bones.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.

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Gleghorn wins ORAU award

Jason GleghornJason Gleghorn has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a network of 115 research-oriented schools around the nation, to study lung development.   Read more.

Elliott awarded

dawnelliottDawn Elliott was awarded the Van C. Mow Medal by ASME for significantly advancing the field of biomedical engineering through her contributions in musculoskeletal tissue structure-function research, her student mentorship with a focus on mentoring women, and her leadership in the bioengineering division of ASME. She also received the ORS Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award for her exceptional achievement in mentorship and advocacy on behalf of new investigators in orthopedic research.  Read more.

BME grad students awarded at CBER Biomechanics Symposium

David_MichaelPasajuli_AshutoshAt UD’s 12th annual Biomechanics Research Symposium hosted by CBER on May 8, BME grad students won both awards for podium presentations of their research. Ashutosh Parajuli won first place for presenting “A Cross-Sectional Age-Wise Assessment of Morphology and Bone Formation in Perlecan-Deficient Mice”; Michael David won second place for presenting “Detailed Quantification of Early Structural Joint Changes in the Murine Destabilized Medial Meniscus Model of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis.” Dawn Elliott delivered keynote address at the event.  Read more.


Higginson receives COE Teaching Award.

higginsonJill Higginson has received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Engineering. She was nominated for this honor by students and recent graduates for demonstrating true excellence in teaching.