Biomedical Engineering

Chair: Jianyi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and technology to the solution of problems in the life sciences and medicine. Biomedical engineers create knowledge and develop technologies that improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes with an emphasis on reducing healthcare costs. Graduates create and apply knowledge at the interface of life sciences and engineering for the benefit of society. The BME undergraduate program prepares graduates to be immediately productive and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The curriculum includes engineering core courses, mathematics, calculus-based physics, biology, chemistry, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biomedical engineering core courses and electives. The curriculum culminates in a capstone design experience where interdisciplinary teams apply knowledge to solve real-world engineering problems. A bachelor’s degree in BME from UAB provides a foundation in medical devices, biomedical implants, biomaterials, and biomedical instrumentation to compete in an increasingly technical medical field, and also prepares students for graduate school, medical school, or professional school.

The Biomedical Engineering program is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Freshmen with an ACT score of 28 or higher (or SAT equivalent) and a high school GPA of 3.20 or higher may be admitted directly to the Biomedical Engineering program. Please refer to the School of Engineering overview for policies regarding admission; change of major; transfer credit; transient status; dual degree programs; reasonable progress; academic warning, probation, and suspension; reinstatement appeals; and graduation requirements.

BME students must maintain an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.00. First-term BME freshmen students who have an institutional GPA below 3.00 will be placed on academic warning in BME. If their institutional GPA is not at least 3.0 after the next term enrolled, they will be placed on academic probation in BME. BME undergraduates (other than first-term freshmen) who do not have an institutional GPA of at least 3.00 will be placed on BME academic probation. If at the end of the next term in which they enroll, their institutional GPA is not at least 3.00, they will be reclassified as Pre-General Engineering. To be re-admitted to the BME program, a student must have an institutional GPA of at least 3.20 and make a formal application for readmission.

BME students must have an institutional  GPA of at least 3.00 and have completed at least 64 hours of coursework applicable to their degree before they may register for 300-level and 400-level BME courses. BME students must also have an institutional GPA of 3.00 or higher and have earned a grade of C or better in all BME courses to graduate.

In addition to fulfilling course prerequisites, non-BME students (including pre-BME students and students seeking a BME minor) who wish to enroll in 300-level and 400-level BME courses must have an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.00 as well as permission of the BME Undergraduate Advisor. Non-BME majors may not enroll in BME 423, BME 498, or BME 499. In addition, a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 is required for all engineering coursework applied to a BME minor. Transfer students seeking a BME minor must take at least nine (9) semester hours and earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in UAB engineering courses attempted before enrolling in BME courses.

Vision

To be an internationally recognized, research-oriented Department of Biomedical Engineering: a top choice for undergraduate and graduate education.

Mission

To improve healthcare by making scientific discoveries, solving problems and advancing technology using quantitative methods; to prepare graduates to succeed in the evolving fields of biomedical engineering and biotechnology.

Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program will have:

  1. Gained admission to graduate or professional school, or gained employment in engineering and/or health related professions and
  2. Pursued opportunities for professional growth, development, and service

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Major in Biomedical Engineering

RequirementsHours
Core Curriculum as Specified for Engineering Majors36
Area I: Written Composition (6 hrs)
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 hrs)
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12 hrs)
Calculus I
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
and General Physics I Recitation
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II
and General Physics II - Recitation
Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (9 hrs)
Other Required Courses80
Engineering in Biology
Biomaterials
Biocomputing
Bioinstrumentation
Biomechanics of Solids
Bioimaging
Biological Transport Phenomena
Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics
Capstone Design I Product Development
Capstone Design II
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Laboratory
Genetics
Principles of Human Physiology
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
Statics
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Recitation
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Recitation
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Electrical Systems
Introduction to Engineering I
and Introduction to Engineering II
Introduction to Engineering
Computer Methods in Engineering
Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving
Calculus II
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Engineering Graphics
Dynamics
and Dynamics Recitation
Engineering Materials
Biomedical Engineering Electives6
Implant-Tissue Interactions
Tissue Engineering
Medical Image Processing
Computational Neuroscience
Bioelectric Phenomena
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Continuum Mechanics of Solids
Industrial Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering 1
Honors Research I 1, 2
Engineering/Math/Science Electives 36
Select six credit hours from the following or from the list of Biomedical Engineering electives above
Biology of Microorganisms
and Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
Biology of Aging
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Hydraulics
Transportation Engineering
Structural Analysis
Engineering Economics
Advanced Mechanics
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Recitation
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Recitation
Quantitative Analysis
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Patterns, Functions and Algebraic Reasoning
Scientific Programming
Mathematical Modeling
Transforms
Probability
Introduction to Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Machine Design
Introduction to Finite Element Method
Physical Materials I
and Physical Materials I Laboratory
Thermodynamics of Materials
Materials Processing
Polymeric Materials
and Polymeric Materials Laboratory
Introduction to Biophysics I
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Total Hours128

 Concentration in Biomechanics

Students seeking the degree of BSBME may add a concentration in Biomechanics by appropriate selection of their Mathematics/Science/Engineering Electives (3 credit hours), Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), and BME Electives (6 credit hours).

RequirementsHours
BME 408Advanced Biological Transport Phenomena3
BME 417Engineering Analysis3
BME 471Continuum Mechanics of Solids3
ME 464Introduction to Finite Element Method3
Total Hours12

Concentration in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering

Students seeking the degree of BSBME may add a concentration in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering by appropriate selections of their Mathematics/Science/Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), and BME Electives (6 credit hours).

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
BME 420Implant-Tissue Interactions3
BME 435Tissue Engineering3
MSE 281Physical Materials I4
Elective Courses3
Select one of the following:
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Principles of DNA Technology
Physical Materials II
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Materials Processing
Nanobiomaterials
Composite Materials
Polymeric Materials
Metals and Alloys
Ceramic Materials
Electronic, Magnetic, and Thermal Prop of Materials
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Total Hours13

 Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Offered through the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Not available to Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Students

RequirementsHours
Grade Requirement
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for all engineering coursework. Transfer students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in UAB engineering courses attempted.
Required Biomedical Engineering Courses
BME 210Engineering in Biology3
BME 401Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar1
Required Introduction to Engineering Course(s)
EGR 110
EGR 111
Introduction to Engineering I
and Introduction to Engineering II *
2
or EGR 200 Introduction to Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Electives
Select three of the following courses:9
Biomaterials
Biocomputing
Bioinstrumentation
Biomechanics of Solids
Bioimaging
Biological Transport Phenomena
Biomedical Engineering Electives
Select two of the following courses:6
Implant-Tissue Interactions
Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics
Tissue Engineering
Medical Image Processing
Computational Neuroscience
Bioelectric Phenomena
Continuum Mechanics of Solids
Total Hours21

Honors in Engineering

Purpose

The honors programs are intended to enrich educational opportunities for talented students in the School of Engineering.

Benefits

Students who complete an engineering honors program will have earned nine credit hours in honors coursework. Honors research beyond the required six hours may be applied as graduate credit. Three credit hours of honors research may be applied as an undergraduate elective according to departmental policy. Students who complete an honors program in engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 will receive a bachelor's degree "with Honors" in addition to any University honors designations.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in departmental honors programs, students must meet the following:

  • Minimum institutional (UAB) GPA of 3.25 and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (BME students must earn a minimum institutional (UAB) GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.75)
  • Completion of MA 227 Calculus III or EGR 265 Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving with a C or better
  • Enrollment as a full-time UAB student for a minimum of one semester
  • Departmental endorsement

Invitations are extended by the Dean's office during spring semester of each year.

Requirements

Honors programs require nine credit hours of honors coursework.

  • Students enroll in EGR 301 Honors Research I, a one-hour course, no later than junior year. Students participating in the Science and Technology Honors program are not required to take EGR 301.
  • Students enroll in two one-hour seminars which can be taken at any time in their course of study.
  • Students complete six hours of credit in departmental honors research.
  • Individual programs may vary in the way credit is awarded. For information regarding departmental requirements, contact the departmental program director listed below.

Contact

Honors Programs are offered by all undergraduate degree programs in the School of Engineering.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSBME)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CH 115
115R
CH 116
4BY 123
123L
4
EGR 11011CH 117
117R
CH 118
4
EH 1013EGR 11111
MA 1254EH 1023
ME 1022MA 1264
 14 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BY 2103EGR 1503
EGR 26524BME 2103
PH 221
221L
221R
4CE 2103
MA 2603EE 3123
MSE 2803PH 222
222L
222R
4
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 3103BME 3333
BME 3123BME 3403
BME 3133BME 3503
BY 409
409L
4BME 4233
ME 2153Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43
 Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
 16 18
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 4983BME 4993
BME 40151Biomedical Engineering Elective3
BME/Engineering/Math/Science Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43
BME/Engineering/Math/Science Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
BME Elective3 
 16 15
Total credit hours: 128

Courses

BME 011. Undergraduate Coop/Internship in BME. 0 Hours.

Engineering workplace experience in preparation for the student's intended career.

BME 210. Engineering in Biology. 3 Hours.

Application of engineering to the study of biology on the cellular and molecular level. Engineering solutions in genomics, proteomics, and nanotechnology to investigate cellular and molecular process.
Prerequisites: BY 123 [Min Grade: C] and PH 222 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BY 210 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 289. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering I. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering. Must have sophomore standing.
Prerequisites: EGR 200 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 111 [Min Grade: C] or HC 111 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 125 [Min Grade: C] or MA 225 [Min Grade: C]) and PH 221 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 310. Biomaterials. 3 Hours.

Introduction to wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C] and BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 311. Biomaterials for Non-Majors. 3 Hours.

Wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C]

BME 312. Biocomputing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computational techniques used in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: (BME 150 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 150 [Min Grade: C]) and (EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 260 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 313. Bioinstrumentation. 3 Hours.

An introduction to instrumentation used to make biological and physiological measurements. Techniques include acquisition and analysis of bioelectric signals and several imaging modalities.
Prerequisites: EE 312 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 333. Biomechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Application of mechanics of solids principles to biomedical engineering problems; stress-strain of bone, viscoelasticity and constitutive equations of tissues, mechanics of the cell, introduction to molecular mechanics.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 227 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and MA 252 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 340. Bioimaging. 3 Hours.

Overview of diagnostic imaging including major imaging modalities such as X-Ray/CT, Nuclear Imaging, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance and in vivo molecular imaging approaches. Physical principles of image formation, image interpretation and patient safety.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C] and EE 312 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 350. Biological Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Basic mechanisms and mathematical analysis of transport processes with biological and biomedical applications. Analysis of flow, transport and reaction processes for biological fluids and biological molecules with applications towards development of artificial organs, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering products.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BY 409 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 389. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering II. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering. Must have junior standing.
Prerequisites: BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 401. Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate seminar.

BME 420. Implant-Tissue Interactions. 3 Hours.

An overview of implant biocompatibility including tissue histology, histopathology of implant response and the regulatory process for medical devices. Emphasis placed on ethical issues related to design, development, and implementation of biomedical implants. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423. Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts and techniques of measurement processing and analysis of data from living systems. Statistics, analysis of variance and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on writing lab reports in a style similar to research papers. BME 423L must be taken concurrently.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 424. Current Topics in Stem Cell Engineering. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for students interested in the field of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering using stem cells and stem cell derived cells. The course will introduce the role of stem cells in tissue growth and development, the theory behind the design and in vitro construction of tissue and organ replacements, and the applications of biomedical engineering principles to the treatment of tissue-specific diseases. Students will have hands on experience on culturing and analyzing stem cells, stem cell differentiation, analysis of functional and physiological properties of differentiated cells, and fabricating basic engineered-tissues.
Prerequisites: BY 123 [Min Grade: C] and BY 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 435. Tissue Engineering. 3 Hours.

Principles underlying strategies for regenerative medicine such as stem-cell based therapy, scaffold design, proteins or genes delivery, roles of extracellular matrix, cell-materials interactions, angiogenesis, tissue transplantation, mechanical stimulus and nanotechnology.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 443. Medical Image Processing. 3 Hours.

Fundamental topics of medical image processing to practical applications using conventional computer software.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] or MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and PH 222 [Min Grade: C]

BME 450. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Hours.

This course examines the computational principles used by the nervous system. Topics include: biophysics of axon and synapse, sensory coding (with an emphasis on vision and audition), planning and decision-making, and synthesis of motor responses. There will be an emphasis on systems approach throughout. Homework includes simulations.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 461. Bioelectric Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Quantitative methods in electrophysiology of neural, cardiac, and skeletal muscle systems.
Prerequisites: PH 222 [Min Grade: C] and BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 462. Cardiac Electrophysiology. 3 Hours.

Experimental and computational method on cardiac electrophysiology, ionic current, action potentials, electrical propagation, the electrocardiogram, electromechanical coupling, cardiac arrhythmias, effects of electric fields in cardiac tissue, defibrillation and ablation.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 471. Continuum Mechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, momentum principles, Cauchy and Piola-Kirchoff stress tensors, static equilibrium, invariance, measures of strain, Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations, Green and Almansi strain, deformation gradient tensor, infinitesimal strain, constitutive equations, finite strain elasticity, strain energy methods, 2-D Elasticity, Airy Method, viscoelasticity, mechanical behavior of polymers.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and (BME 333 [Min Grade: C] or CE 220 [Min Grade: C])

BME 472. Industrial Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce students to the growing industries related to biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology. It is targeted to offer the students marketable skills to work in a vital area of economic growth and also convey some of the challenges and opportunities awaiting.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or BY 330 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or CH 460 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 489. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering. 1-3 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 490. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topic in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 491. Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering. 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 494. Honors Research I. 1-3 Hour.

Research experiences for undergraduates enrolled in the departmental honors program. The student should write a proposal and make a presentation based on the proposal.
Prerequisites: EGR 301 [Min Grade: C] or STH 201 [Min Grade: C]

BME 495. Honors Research II. 1-3 Hour.

Research opportunities for undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering Honors Program. Research areas include cardiac electrophysiology, brain imaging, biomedical implants, and tissue engineering.
Prerequisites: BME 494 [Min Grade: C]

BME 496. Biomedical Engineering Honors Seminar. 1 Hour.

Must be enrolled in an Honors Program.

BME 498. Capstone Design I Product Development. 3 Hours.

Design and development of medical-products. Through experiential learning, students go through the early phases of engineering design innovation for medical products, starting with clinical immersion to determine a critical health-care need. Engineering students work in multi-disciplinary teams that include students from the School of Business to develop design concepts for both a client-based prototype and a commercializable version. Designs take into account client needs as well as legal, regulatory, and marketing requirements. Business ethics are also covered. Emphasis is placed on communication in both oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 312 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 313 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 333 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 499. Capstone Design II. 3 Hours.

Capstone design project; a continuation of BME 498. Through experiential learning, student teams consisting of engineering and business students complete the engineering design process for their client-based prototype incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints. Student teams develop a business plan to present to potential business partners and product development teams from established companies. Additional skills learned in this part of the design process include: development of business proposals, project planning and scheduling, project execution and resource scheduling, communication of design, and interim and final design reviews. Emphasis is placed on communication of design and design justification in both an oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: BME 498 [Min Grade: C] and ME 102 [Min Grade: C]

Faculty

Amthor, Franklin R., Professor of Psychology, 1981, B.S. (Cornell), Ph.D. (Duke)
Berry, Joel L., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of BME Undergraduate Program; Associate Director, UAB Science and Technology Honors Program, 2010, B.S., B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E. (UAB), Ph.D. (Wake Forest), Cardiovascular biomechanics and tissue engineering
Dobbins, Allan C., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1996, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), B.S.E., M.S.E., Ph.D. (McGill), Human and machine vision, Neural computation, Brain imaging, Scientific visualization
Eberhardt, Alan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Chair of Education, Biomedical Engineering; Director of Master of Engineering in Design and Commercialization, 1991, B.S., M.S. (Delaware), Ph.D. (Northwestern), Solid Mechanics, Injury Biomechanics, Biomedical Implants, Analytical and Numerical Methods in Biomechanics
Fast, Vladimir G., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1997, B.S., M.S. Physics, Ph.D. in Biophysics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Optical imaging of electrical and ionic activity in the heart mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and defibrillation
Feldman, Dale S., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1985, B.S. (Northwestern), M.S. (Dayton), Ph.D. (Clemson), Biomaterials, Soft-tissue biomechanics, Polymeric implants
Jun, Ho-Wook, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, B.S., M.S. (Hanyang University, South Korea), Ph.D. (Rice), Biomimetic nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering
Kannappan, Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2015, BPharm, MPharm (Tamilnadu DR. M.G.R. Medical University - India), Ph.D. (Niigata University - Japan), Aging cardiomyopathy, Cardiac stem cells
Krishnamurthy, Prasanna, Associate Professo of Biomedical Engineering, BVSc, Ph.D. (Bangalore Veterinary College), MVSc (Indian Veterinary Research Institute), Cardiovascular pathophysiology, Stem cell biology, Cardiovascular regeneration and therapeutics, Wound healing, Diabetes
Liu, Xiaoguang (Margaret), Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2016, Chemical Engineering (Shangdong University, M.S. in Biochemical Engineering (Tianjin University), Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (The Ohio State University), Cellular therapy, antibody, anti-cancer, heart failure treatment, industrial biopharmaceutical and biotechnology, metabolic cell-process engineering, bioreactor, cell culture
Menasche, Phillipe, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Paris), Stem-cell-derived extracellular vesicles for the treatment of heart failure
Pollard, Andrew, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1996, B.S.E., M.S.E., Ph.D. (Duke), Cardiac electrophysiology, Computer simulations and Modeling of electrical signals of the heart
Qiao, Aijun, Assisant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2017, B.A. (Gansu Agriculture University in China), M.S. (Shehezi University in China), Ph.D. (Chinese Academcy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University), Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Liver cancer
Qin, Gangjian, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering; Director of Molecular Cardiology Program, 1986, MD/MS (Tongji Medical University, China)
Rogers, Jack M., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1994, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (California-San Diego), Cardiac electrophysiology, Computer simulations, Signal analysis of cardiac arrythmias
Sewell-Loftin, Mary K., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2020, B.S., M.S. (University of Alabama Tuscaloosa), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University), Biochemical and biomechanical regulation of tumor progression
Song, Yuhua, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, B.S. (Jilin University of Technology), M.S. (Harbin University of Science and Technology), Ph.D. (Harbin Institute of Technology), Computational biomechanics, Computational biology, Multiscale modeling
Sorace, Anna, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, B.S. (Mississippi State University), M.S., Ph.D. (UAB), Cancer imaging, Drug delivery, Tumor microenvironment, Precision oncology
Thiruvanamalai, Valarmathi, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2017, B.S.c, M.B.B.S., M.D. (University of Madras in India), Ph.D. (All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in India), Stem Cell Biology, Stem Cell Genome Engineering, Functional Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine
Wick, Timothy M., Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2005, B.S. (Colorado), Ph.D. (Rice), Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Bioreactor design, Drug delivery
Yang, Junjie,, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2018, B.S. (Qingdao University), M.S. (Second Military Medical University), Ph.D. (Osaka University), Biology and therapeutic uses of extracellular vesicles
Zhang, Chunxiang (Kevin), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2017, M.D. (Qingdao University, China), Ph.D. (Guangdong Cardiovascular Insitute & AHO Training Center, China), Biomaterials, Tissue engineering
Zhang, Jianyi (Jay), Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, T. Michael and Gilliam Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership, 2015, M.D. (Shanghai Medical University), M.S. (Tufts University), Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Cardiac tissue engineering, NMR imaging, Heart failure
Zhou, Yang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, B.S. (Fudan University in China), Ph.D. (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Cardiac reprogramming, Heart regeneration, Stem cells, Epigenetics
Zhu, Wugiang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2015, M.D. in Clinical Medicine (Hubei Medical University in China), Ph.D. in Internal Medicine-Cardiology (Tongji Medical University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Chind), Ph.D. in Cellular and Integrative Physiology(Indiana), Cardiomyocyte cell cycle, Stem/Progenitor cell-mediated myocardial repair, Cardiovascular biomedical engineering