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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Campus Office for Student Affairs and Graduate Admissions
Doherty Hall 2100

Ph: (412) 268-2521
Fax: (412) 268-1173

Department Head
Professor Yu-li Wang
yuliwang@andrew.cmu.edu
412 268 4442

Associate Department Head
Professor Conrad M. Zapanta
czapanta@cmu.edu
412 268 9061
http://www.bme.cmu.edu/

Biomedical Engineering Overview

Biomedical engineers advance the understanding of living systems and the quality of human health, by integrating powerful technologies derived from traditional scientific and engineering disciplines with the knowledge of biology, physiology, and clinical medicine. Biomedical engineering (BME) education at Carnegie Mellon reflects the belief that a top biomedical engineer must be deeply trained in both a traditional engineering practice and biomedical sciences, in order to apply techniques of science, mathematics, and technology effectively to medical and biological problems.  Emphasis of the training is placed on analyzing biological organisms as engineering systems and applying engineering approaches to clinical and biomedical research problems.

Although Carnegie Mellon does not have a medical school, it leverages extensive collaborations with researchers and physicians in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Western Pennsylvania/Allegheny Health System, and the Children’s Hospital system in Pittsburgh.  This collaborative approach both within and outside Carnegie Mellon, combined with a rigorous engineering education, confers a distinct advantage to BME graduates and allows them to shape the future of BME in industrial, clinical, and academic settings. 

The BME undergraduate curriculum at Carnegie Mellon is structured to provide both breadth and depth.  The current system offers an “additional major B.S. degree” in official language.  Undergraduate students who elect BME as a major must also declare a major in one of the traditional engineering disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.  This ensures that Carnegie Mellon BME students gain as much engineering expertise as students who pursue a traditional engineering major, while at the same time developing a deep understanding of biomedical engineering specialties.  The curriculum is demanding due to its interdisciplinary nature, but is quite feasible and highly rewarding to motivated students.

 

BME Major Curriculum

The BME major curriculum takes advantage of overlapping elective and required courses with the traditional engineering majors, such that the additional major can be obtained with a modest increase in the total number of units required at graduation.  The BME curriculum is comprised of three parts: the BME core, the BME tracks, and the BME capstone design course.  The core exposes BME students to multiple facets of BME and builds a common background in life sciences.  The track system allows students to select and build depth in a particular aspect of BME that parallels one or more traditional engineering disciplines: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering.  Each track starts with a gateway course that provides a common foundation, followed by three electives.  Collaborations among the CIT departments allow these courses to be taught by experts, whether they are formally appointed in BME or in a partner department.  A general biomedical engineering track is also available for those students intending on pursuing graduate studies or medical school. In addition, a self-designed biomedical engineering track allows students to pursue specific areas not covered by the above tracks.

The BME program culminates in the BME Design courses during the senior year.  These courses organize BME students of different traditional engineering backgrounds into teams, to tackle industry- and clinic-sponsored projects for products and product concepts relevant to human health and life sciences.  These projects have resulted in patent applications and licensing opportunities.  Examples of these projects can be found on the Senior Design page.

Course Requirements for the Additional Major Degree

 

In order to graduate, a student must meet three sets of requirements: for Biomedical Engineering (BME), for a partner traditional engineering department, and for the CIT General Education sequence.  The Quality Point Average for BME core, track and design courses must be 2.00 or better. No Biomedical Engineering (42-xxx) course may be taken on a pass/fail basis.  No course from any department taken on a pass/fail or audit basis may be counted toward the requirements of Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering or the Designated Minor in Biomedical Engineering. 

The course requirements for the BME portion of the additional major are as follows:

Core Courses (all required)

Units
42-101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering- Fall and Spring12
42-201Professional Issues in Biomedical Engineering- Fall and Spring3
42-202Physiology- Fall and Spring9
42-203Biomedical Engineering Laboratory- Fall and Spring #9
03-121Modern Biology- Fall and Spring9
42-401Foundation of BME Design- Fall *3
42-402BME Design Project- Spring9

# Also known as 03-206 for Health Professions Program students.

* 42-401 serves as the precursor/pre-requisite for 42-402 BME Design Project.

 

Tracks (Completion of one track is required)

  • Biomechanics (BMEC)
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (BMTE)
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing (BSIP)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology (CMBT)
  • General Biomedical Engineering (GBME)
  • Self-Designed Biomedical Engineering (SBME)

 

Biomechanics (BMEC) Track

Biomechanics refers to the application of principles of solid, fluid, and continuum mechanics to the study of the structure, function, and behavior of biological and medical systems under the influence of mechanical forces.   Biomechanics draws on advances in biology, physics and applied mathematics, as well as new technologies in mechanical probing, imaging, and scientific computing.  Biomechanics models provide quantitative descriptions of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, and whole organism behavior under mechanical stimuli, and are employed to characterize human health, disease, and injury.  Biomechanics models are also used in the design of rehabilitative devices and strategies.

The BMEC track is ideally suited to the combined training of BME and Mechanical Engineering or Civil & Environmental Engineering, which provides a strong core of the underlying physical principles and relevant non-BME applications.   This track is also compatible with Electrical & Computer Engineering particularly for those interested in biomedical applications of robotics.   A broad background in biomechanics enables students to work in the medical device industry or as a rehabilitation engineer.   It also provides the ability to conduct fundamental biomechanics modeling and experimental research, or to pursue advanced education in medical or graduate schools.

In addition to the general BME requirements, students in the BMEC Track must take must take the following combination of courses:

  • One (1) BMEC Gateway Course
  • One (1) Required BMEC Elective
  • Two (2) other Electives (either one of the two options)
    1.    One (1) BMEC Elective (either Required or Additional) and one (1) Restricted Elective 2.    Two (2) BMEC Electives (either Required or Additional)


BMEC Gateway Course1


24-231 Fluid Mechanics
06-261 Fluid Mechanics
12-355 Fluid Mechanics

1Note that 24-231 Fluid Mechanics satisfies Mechanical Engineering course requirements, 06-261 Fluid Mechanics satisfies Chemical Engineering course requirements, and 12-355 Fluid Mechanics satisfies Civil & Environmental Engineering course requirements.
 

BMEC Electives

Required BMEC Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-341Introduction to Biomechanics- Fall9
42-441Cardiovascular Biomechanics- Spring, every other year9
42-642Biological Fluid Mechanics- Spring, every other year12
42-645/24-655Cellular Biomechanics- Spring, every other year9
42-646/24-657Molecular Biomechanics- Spring, every other year9


Additional BMEC Electives

33-441/03-439Introduction to BioPhysics- Fall10
42-444Medical Devices- Fall9
42-447Rehabilitation Engineering- Fall9
42-640/24-658Computational Bio-Modeling and Visulization- Spring12
42-641/24-676Bio Inspired Robotics- Fall12
42-643/24-615Microfluids12
42-647Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics- Spring12


Restrictive Elective Courses (choose at most one)

42-660Surgery for Engineers- Fall / Spring12
42-622Bioprocess Design- Fall9
42-698Special Topics-A Bioinstrumentation - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-C Introduction to Biomedical Signal Processing - Spring9
42-698Special Topics-D Engineering in Medicine - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-F Technological Innovation in Biomedical Engineering - Fall9
42-699Special Topics-G Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering - Spring12
42-x00BME Research *Var.
39-500Honors Research Project *Var.

* The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit. 

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.

Sample schedules can be found on the BMEC page on the BME website.

 

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (BMTE) Track

The BMTE track addresses fundamental issues at the interface of materials science, biology and engineering.  The coursework includes the design and development of materials for biological applications, the engineering of new tissues from isolated cells including stem cells, and techniques for measuring the outcome of biomaterials and biological interactions.  Students will understand how materials, cells, tissues, and organ systems interact and how such interactions affect the organization and functional states of cells and tissues.  The knowledge will also direct rational, practical therapeutic solutions.

 

The BMTE track is ideal for those interested in combining the training of BME with Materials Science & Engineering, or with Chemical Engineering.  Professional opportunities are found in the biotechnology, medical device and biopharmaceutical industries or further studies in graduate or medical school.  Exciting opportunities are expected for engineers trained in the development and production of biological materials, medical devices, and combination drug-cell-material devices.

In addition to the general BME requirements, students in the BMTE Track must take the following combination of courses:

  • One (1) BMTE Gateway course
  • One (1) Required BMTE elective
  • Two (2) other Electives (either one of the two options)
    1.    One (1) BMTE Elective (either Required or Additional) and one (1) Restricted Elective
    2.    Two (2) Additional BMTE Electives

BMTE Gateway Course#

03-231Biochemistry I- Fall9
03-232Biochemistry I- Spring #9


# Note that only 03-232 satisfies Chemistry Engineering course requirements. Either 03-231 or 03-232 satisfies Materials Science & Engineering requirements.


BMTE Electives

Required BMTE Electives (must take one of the following)

42-419Biomaterial/Host Interactions- Fall12
42-699Special Topics- Tissue Engineering (Spring)12


Additional BMTE Electives

03-240Cell Biology- Spring9
09-217Organic Chemistry I- Fall 2,#9
or 09-218 Organic Chemistry II
42-411Engineering Biomaterials- Fall9
42-620Engineering Molecular Cell Biology- Fall12
42-624Biological Transport and Drug Delivery- Spring9
42-643Microfluids- Intermittent12
42-698Special Topics-B Stem Cell Engineering9
42-698Special Topics-G Molecular and Micros-Scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine - Spring9

2 Note that either 09-217 or 09-218 (offered in the Spring), but not both, may be counted as a BMTE Elective.

# Chemical Engineering requirement

Restrictive Elective Courses (choose at most one)


42-660Surgery for Engineers- Fall / Spring12
42-622Bioprocess Design- Fall9
42-698Special Topics-A Bioinstrumentation - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-C Introduction to Biomedical Signal Processing - Spring9
42-698Special Topics-D Engineering in Medicine - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-F Technological Innovation in Biomedical Engineering - Fall9
42-699Special Topics-G Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering - Spring12
42-x00BME Research *Var.
39-500Honors Research Project *Var.

* The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit. 

Some Special Topics and newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as BMTE track electives. Students should consult with their BME advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as BMTE track electives.

Sample schedules can be found on the BMTE page on the BME website.

 

Biomedical Signal and Image Processing (BSIP) Track

Biomedical signal and image processing is the study of bio/medical phenomena based on the information embedded in sensor-detected signals, including digital images and nerve electrical pulses.  It draws upon advances in signal processing, optics, probe chemisistry, electrical sensors, molecular biology, and machine learning, to provide answers to biological and medical questions.  Students in this track will gain understanding of the technologies involved in acquiring signals and images, the mathematical principles underlying the processing and analysis of signals, and the applications of signal/image processing in basic research and medicine.

This track aligns most naturally with a combined training of BME and Electrical & Computer Engineering.  A biomedical signal and image processing specialist will have a broad background to enter companies developing technologies for medical imaging or smart prosthetics, to pursue a career in basic biomedical research by going to a graduate school, or to enter a medical school to pursue a medical career particularly in radiology, neurology/neurosurgery, and pathology.

In addition to the general BME requirements, students in the BSIP Track must take the following combination of courses:

  • One (1) BSIP Gateway course
  • One (1) Required BSIP elective
  • Two (2) other Electives (either one of the two options)

1.    One (1) BSIP Electives (either Required or Additional) and one (1) Restricted Elective 2.    Two (2) BSIP Electives (either Required or Additional)
 

BSIP Gateway Course

18-290 Signals and Systems – Fall/Spring
 

BSIP Electives

Required BSIP Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-431/18-496Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis- Fall12
42-631Neural Data Analysis- Fall9
42-632Neural Signal Processing- Spring12

Additional BSIP Electives

03-534Biological Imaging and Fluorescence Spectroscopy- Spring9
15-386Neural Computation- Spring9
18-491Fundamentals of Signal Processing- Fall 112
or 18-792 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
42-426Biosensors and BioMEMS- Spring, every other year9
42-447Rehabilitation Engineering- Fall9
42-640/24-658Computational Bio-Modeling and Visulization- Spring12
42-698Special Topics- Section A: Bioinstrumentation9
42-735Medical Image Analysis- Spring12

1 Note that either 18-491 or 18-792 (offered in Spring), but not both, may be counted as a BSIP Elective.

Restrictive Elective Courses (choose at most one)

42-660Surgery for Engineers12
42-622Bioprocess Design- Fall9
42-698Special Topics-D Engineering in Medicine - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-F Technological Innovation in Biomedical Engineering - Fall9
42-699Special Topics-G Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering - Spring12
42-X00BME Research*Var.
39-500Honors Research Project *Var.

* The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit. 

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.

Sample schedules can be found on the BSIP page on the BME website.

 

Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology (CMBT) Track

The CMBT track emphasizes fundamentals and applications of biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology.  Students in this track will acquire a deep understanding of the molecular and cellular bases for life processes, quantitative modeling skills needed to develop biotechnologies based on live cell cultures, as well as technologies that exploit the unique properties of biomolecules in non-biological settings.  One of the unique characteristics of this track is an emphasis on processes and structures occurring on the nanometer to micrometer size scale range. 

The CMBT track is ideally suited to the combined training in BME and Chemical Engineering, which provides a strong core of chemistry and molecular processing principles.  The track may also suit students pursuing combined BME/Mechanical Engineering or BME/Civil and Environmental Engineering training who have an interest in the molecular sciences.  The CMBT track prepares students for careers or advanced education involving bio/pharmaceutical manufacture, pharmacology, medical diagnostics, biosensors, drug delivery devices, and biological aspects of environmental engineering. 

In addition to the general BME requirements, students in the CMBT Track must take the following combination of courses:

  • One (1) CMBT Gateway course
  • One (1) Required CMBT Elective
  • Two (2) other Electives (either one of the two options)
    1.    One (1) CMBT Elective (either Required or Additional) and one (1) Restricted Elective 2.    Two (2) CMBT Electives (either Required or Additional)

 

CMBT Gateway Course

03-231 Biochemistry I (9 units) – Fall
03-232 Biochemistry I (9 units) # – Spring

#Note that only 03-232 satisfies Chemistry Engineering course requirements, either 03-231 or 03-232 satisfies Materials Science & Engineering requirements.


CMBT Electives

Required CMBT Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-321Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology- Fall9
42-624Biological Transport and Drug Delivery9

Additional CMBT Electives

03-240Cell Biology- Spring9
42-426Biosensors and BioMEMS- Spring, every other year9
42-620Engineering Molecular Cell Biology- Fall12
42/06-622Bioprocess Design- Spring, intermittent9
42-643Microfluids- Spring, intermittent12
42-645/24-655Cellular Biomechanics- Spring, every other year9
42-646/24-657Molecular Biomechanics- Spring, every other year9
42-698Special Topics-B Stem Cell Engineering9

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.


Restrictive Elective Courses (choose at most one)


42-660Surgery for Engineers- Fall / Spring12
42-622Bioprocess Design- Fall9
42-698Special Topics-A Bioinstrumentation - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-C Introduction to Biomedical Signal Processing - Spring9
42-698Special Topics-D Engineering in Medicine - Fall9
42-698Special Topics-F Technological Innovation in Biomedical Engineering - Fall9
42-699Special Topics-G Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering - Spring12
42-x00BME Research *Var.
39-500Honors Research Project *Var.

 

* The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit. 

Sample schedules can be found on the CMBT page on the BME website.

 

General Biomedical Engineering (GBME) Track

The GBME track provides more general or mixed training in BME compared to other tracks, and is suitable for students intending on pursuing medical or graduate school.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult the advisor(s) and tailor the electives according to their career plans.

In addition to the general BME requirements, students in the GBME track must take one gateway course (03-232 Biochemistry I counts as a gateway course), in addition to three elective courses from any of the other four BME tracks or any other 42-5xx or 42-6xx courses.**

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.

** The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit.  Students may count EITHER 42-x00 BME Research OR 39-500 Honors Research Project (with BME supervision) OR 42-660 Surgery for Engineers as a track elective.  Students MAY NOT count both research and Surgery for Engineers as track electives.

 

Self-Designed Biomedical Engineering (SBME) Track

The SBME track is aimed at helping highly motivated students who have a strong sense of career direction that falls beyond the scopes of regular BME tracks. Students taking SBME track must fulfill all the core BME requirements, but are allowed to design the "track" portion of the curriculum. Example areas include biomedical robotics, neural engineering, and computational biomedical engineering.

The SBME track is fundamentally different from the GBME track. Whereas the GBME track increases breadth and may include only courses that are already associated with the four other defined tracks, the SBME track provides depth while allowing students to choose courses from across the University.

Requirements

1. Students wishing to pursue a self-designed track should first consult the Chair of the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee (UAC), Prof. Robert Tilton, for initial feedback and guidance. A SBME track proposal must be submitted to the UAC at least three weeks prior to Pre-Registration during the spring of the sophomore year. The proposal must include:

  • The four courses to be included in the track, including information on when these courses are expected to be taken.

  • Catalog descriptions of the four courses.

  • A justification of how these courses represent a coherent, BME-relevant theme.

2. All four courses in the SBME track must represent a coherent theme that is relevant to Biomedical Engineering (e.g., neuroengineering, medical robotics, computational biomedical engineering, etc.).

3. At least one course in the track must be judged by the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee (UAC) to have significant biological or medical content.

4. Students may count EITHER  42-660 Surgery for Engineers (12 units) or 42-x00 Biomedical Engineering Research project (at least 9 units), but not both, as fulfilling one track elective. The research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member and conducted for 9 or more units of credit.

5. Once approved, the UAC Chair and the student will sign a contract listing the theme and the four courses comprising the SBME. The contract will be placed in the student’s BME curriculum progress file.

6. In the event that course scheduling issues beyond the student's control prevent that student from completing an approved self-designed track, the student may:

  • petition the UAC to substitute a different course that fits the track theme or

  • petition the UAC to be credited for the GBME track if he/she completes one of the regular track gateway courses plus either three of the originally proposed SBME track courses, or two of the originally proposed SBME courses plus Surgery for Engineers (9 units) or Biomedical Engineering Research (at least 9 units).

UAC contacts are Prof. Robert Tilton (committee chair), and Prof. Conrad Zapanta (BME Associate Head).

Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Conrad M. Zapanta, Ph.D.
www.bme.cmu.edu
Campus Office for Student Affairs: Doherty Hall 2100

BME offers a minor program for those students who desire coordinated training in BME but may not have the time to pursue the BME additional major. The Biomedical Engineering Minor is designed to train students to apply engineering techniques to problems in medicine and biology. Emphasis is placed on describing biological organisms as engineering systems and on applying engineering technology to clinical and laboratory situations.

Upon completing the Biomedical Engineering Minor, the student may elect to continue graduate studies in Biomedical engineering or basic biomedical sciences at either the master's or Ph.D. level. In addition, some of the courses in BME minor will assist students in preparing for medical school. Students who pursue jobs in biomedical engineering are involved in developing and improving medical devices, automating medical procedures using information technology, characterizing the operation of physiological systems, designing artificial organs, and altering microbes and mammalian cells for the production of useful drugs and chemicals.

The Biomedical Engineering Minor accepts undergraduate students from both within and outside CIT. Students in the minor program can choose from a wide range of electives to build skills in a number of areas of biomedical engineering. Students who wish to complete the Biomedical Engineering Designated Minor should contact the Associate Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Requirements for all BME Minor students: six courses, minimum of 57 units

03-121Modern Biology9
42-101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
(co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
12
42-202Physiology
(pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
9
xx-xxxElective I (>= 9 units) #
xx-xxxElective II (>= 9 units) +

 

# This course cannot be a required course in the student’s major. It may be

1. Any Track Gateway, Track Elective, Restricted Elective, or Track Capstone course selected from any of the four Biomedical Engineering tracks. A list of track courses is provided under the BME Additional Major listing in the catalog and is periodically updated on the website.

2. Any 42-xxx course with a 42-300 or higher number and worth at least 9 units.

3. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (or the cross-listed version 03-206 for students in the Health Professions Program)**.

4. One semester of 42-200 Sophomore BME Research Project, 42-300 Junior BME Research Project, 42-400 Senior BME Research Project or 39-500 CIT Honors Research Project, as long as the research project is supervised by a regular or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and the project is conducted for 9 or more units of academic credit.

+ Elective II must be a Biomedical Engineering Track Gateway, Track Elective, Restricted Elective, or Track Capstone course that is offered by one of the CIT Departments (06-xxx, 12-xxx, 18-xxx, 19-xxx, 24-xxx, 27-xxx or 42-xxx). The only exception is that 03-232, the biotechnology-focused version of Biochemistry taught each Spring by the Department of Biological Sciences, is also acceptable, provided students meet the prerequisites and corequisites for that course.

** Priority for enrollment in 42-203 or 03-206 will be given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering.  If sufficient room in the course remains after all majors have been accommodated in a given semester, students who have declared the Biomedical Engineering Designated Minor will be given the next priority for enrollment.  If space still allows, other students will be enrolled.

Full-Time Faculty

ANTAKI, JAMES F. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, 1991; .ARMITAGE, BRUCE A. , Professor of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1993; .BETTINGER, CHRISTOPHER J. , Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008; .BRUCHEZ, MARCEL P. , Associate Research Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998; .CAMPBELL, PHIL G. , Research Professor, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1985; .CHASE, STEVEN M., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006; .CHOSET, HOWIE, Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology , 1996; .DAHL, KRIS N., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004; .DOMACH, MICHAEL M. , Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Cornell University, 1983; .FEDDER, GARY K., Howard M. Wilkoff Professor, Institute for Complex Engineering Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Robotics Institute – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1994; .FEINBERG, ADAM W., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004; .GALEOTTI, JOHN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007; .GEYER, HARMUT, Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, 2005 ; .HO, CHIEN , Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Yale University, 1961; .HOLLINGER, JEFFREY O. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences – D.D.S. and Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1973 & 1981; .JARAMAZ, BRANISLAV, Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1992; .KANADE, TAKEO , U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Kyoto University, 1974; .KELLY, SHAWN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003; .KOVACEVIC, JELENA , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991; .LEDUC, PHILIP R., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biological Sciences – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999; .LOESCHE, MATHIAS , Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, 1986; .MANDAL, MAUMITA , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Ctr for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, 2001; .MCHENRY , MICHAEL E. , Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988; .MOURA , JOSE M. F., Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; .MURPHY, ROBERT F., Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1980; .OZDOGANLAR, BURAK , Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999; .PEKKAN, KEREM, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – Ph.D., Middle East Technical University, 2000; .PRZYBYCIEN, TODD M., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1989; .RABIN, YOED, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – D.Sc., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 1994; .RIKAKIS, THANASSIS, Professor of Design and Biomedical Engineering – D.M.A., Columbia University, 1994; .RIVIERE, CAMERON N., Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1995; .ROHDE, GUSTAVO K., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2005; .RUSSELL, ALAN J., Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of London, 1987; .SCHNEIDER, JAMES W., Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998; .SHIMADA, KENJI, Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993; .SITTI , METIN, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems, and Robotics Institute – Ph.D., Tokyo University, 1999; .STETTEN, GEORGE D., Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – MD/Ph.D., State University of New York Syracuse Health Center, 1991, and University of North Carolina, 2000; .TILTON, ROBERT D. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991; .VANBRIESEN, JEANNE M., Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998; .WAGGONER, ALAN S., Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1969; .WANG, YU-LI, Mehrabian Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Harvard University, 1980; .WASHBURN, NEWELL R. , Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998; .WEISS, LEE E., Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1984; .WHITEHEAD, KATHRYN A, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007; .YANG, GE, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Lane Center for Computational Biology – Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004; .YU, BYRON, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007; .ZAPANTA, CONRAD M., Teaching Professor and Associate Head of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997; .ZHANG, YONGJIE JESSICA, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2005; .

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ANTAKI, JAMES F. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, 1991; .ARMITAGE, BRUCE A. , Professor of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1993; .BETTINGER, CHRISTOPHER J. , Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008; .BRUCHEZ, MARCEL P. , Associate Research Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998; .CAMPBELL, PHIL G. , Research Professor, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1985; .CHASE, STEVEN M., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006; .CHOSET, HOWIE, Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology , 1996; .DAHL, KRIS N., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004; .DOMACH, MICHAEL M. , Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Cornell University, 1983; .FEDDER, GARY K., Howard M. Wilkoff Professor, Institute for Complex Engineering Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Robotics Institute – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1994; .FEINBERG, ADAM W., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004; .GALEOTTI, JOHN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007; .GEYER, HARMUT, Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, 2005 ; .HO, CHIEN , Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Yale University, 1961; .HOLLINGER, JEFFREY O. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences – D.D.S. and Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1973 & 1981; .JARAMAZ, BRANISLAV, Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1992; .KANADE, TAKEO , U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Kyoto University, 1974; .KELLY, SHAWN, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003; .KOVACEVIC, JELENA , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991; .LEDUC, PHILIP R., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biological Sciences – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999; .LOESCHE, MATHIAS , Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, 1986; .MANDAL, MAUMITA , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Ctr for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, 2001; .MCHENRY , MICHAEL E. , Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988; .MOURA , JOSE M. F., Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; .MURPHY, ROBERT F., Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1980; .OZDOGANLAR, BURAK , Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999; .PEKKAN, KEREM, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – Ph.D., Middle East Technical University, 2000; .PRZYBYCIEN, TODD M., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1989; .RABIN, YOED, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – D.Sc., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 1994; .RIKAKIS, THANASSIS, Professor of Design and Biomedical Engineering – D.M.A., Columbia University, 1994; .RIVIERE, CAMERON N., Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1995; .ROHDE, GUSTAVO K., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2005; .RUSSELL, ALAN J., Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of London, 1987; .SCHNEIDER, JAMES W., Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998; .SHIMADA, KENJI, Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993; .SITTI , METIN, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Institute of Complex Engineering Systems, and Robotics Institute – Ph.D., Tokyo University, 1999; .STETTEN, GEORGE D., Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering – MD/Ph.D., State University of New York Syracuse Health Center, 1991, and University of North Carolina, 2000; .TILTON, ROBERT D. , Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering – Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991; .VANBRIESEN, JEANNE M., Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998; .WAGGONER, ALAN S., Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1969; .WANG, YU-LI, Mehrabian Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., Harvard University, 1980; .WASHBURN, NEWELL R. , Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998; .WEISS, LEE E., Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1984; .WHITEHEAD, KATHRYN A, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007; .YANG, GE, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Lane Center for Computational Biology – Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004; .YU, BYRON, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering – Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007; .ZAPANTA, CONRAD M., Teaching Professor and Associate Head of Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997; .ZHANG, YONGJIE JESSICA, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2005; .