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What is Bioengineering?

The NIH Bioengineering Consortium defines bioengineering research as follows:

"Bioengineering integrates physical, chemical, or mathematical sciences and engineering principles for the study of biology, medicine, behavior, or health. It advances fundamental concepts, creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems levels, and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health."

The Bioengineering PhD Program

The Bioengineering Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, based in the College of Engineering and includes faculty from all five engineering departments as well as from the Department of Biological Sciences. The program is intended to provide an environment for students to undertake advanced studies related to biomedical problems ranging from device design to cell mechanics and tissue engineering.