Department of Biomedical Engineering

Chair: Timothy M. Wick

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and technology to the solution of problems in the life sciences and medicine. 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 basic engineering core courses, mathematics, calculus-based physics, biology and chemistry, fine arts, humanities, history, social and behavioral sciences, as well as 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, as well as preparing students for graduate 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. All other freshmen and transfer students who meet both the University requirements for admission and School of Engineering admission (as stated in the current UAB Undergraduate Catalog) and wish to major in engineering are admitted as pre-engineering students and could be designated as Pre-Biomedical Engineering.

In order to advance from pre-engineering to Biomedical Engineering, students must meet all of the following minimum requirements:

  • Sophomore standing (completion of at least 32 hours)
  • Completion (C or better) of MA 125 Calculus I and MA 126 Calculus II
  • Completion (C or better) of two required science courses with appropriate labs
  • Completion of EGR 110 and EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering I and II (or EGR 200)
  • Completion of ME 102 Engineering Graphics
  • An overall GPA of 3.20 and an institutional (UAB) GPA of 3.20

Students can transfer into Biomedical Engineering from other programs within UAB once the minimum requirements to advance stated above have been met. Transfer students from other institutions (universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges) receive a Pre-Engineering designation for a minimum of one semester following admission to UAB, then are admitted to their chosen department upon completion of the minimum requirements listed above. Students admitted as degree-seeking post baccalaureate, however, will be considered on an individual basis.

BME students must maintain an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.00. Students who do not meet this requirement will be put on BME probation for one term, during which time the student must raise their institutional GPA to at least 3.00. If at the end of the probation term, the institutional (UAB) GPA is not at least 3.00, the student will be reclassified as PEGR (Pre-General Engineering). To be re-admitted to the BME program, the student must have an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.20 and make a formal application for readmission.

BME students must have an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.00 and have completed at least 64 hours of course work applicable to their degree before they may register for 300-level and 400-level BME courses. BME students must also have an institutional (UAB) 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 course work 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:

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

 Lower Division Requirements For Biomedical Engineering

RequirementsHours
General Chemistry Requirement
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
Required Courses
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 210Genetics3
BY 409Principles of Human Physiology4
EGR 265Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
Total Hours30

Major Requirements for Biomedical Engineering

RequirementsHours
Introduction to Engineering
Select one of the following:2
Introduction to Engineering I
   and Introduction to Engineering II
Introduction to Engineering Design
Engineering Courses
CE 210Statics3
EGR 150Computer Methods in Engineering3
ME 102Engineering Graphics2
MSE 280Engineering Materials3
EE 312Electrical Systems3
ME 215Dynamics3
Required Biomedical Engineering Courses
BME 210Engineering in Biology3
BME 310Biomaterials3
BME 312Biocomputing3
BME 313Bioinstrumentation3
BME 333Biomechanics of Solids3
BME 340Bioimaging3
BME 350Biological Transport Phenomena3
BME 401Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar1
BME 423Living Systems Analysis3
BME 498Capstone Design I Product Development3
BME 499Capstone Design II3
BME 499LCapstone Design II Lab0
Biomedical Engineering Electives
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Biofluids
Engineering Analysis
Implant-Tissue Interactions
Tissue Engineering
Medical Image Processing
Biomedical Optics
Principles of MRI
Computational Neuroscience
Bioelectric Phenomena
Continuum Mechanics of Solids
Biomolecular Modeling
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering 2
Honors Research I 1
Engineering/Math/Science Electives
Select six credit hours from the following or from the list of Biomedical Engineering electives above 36
Hydraulics
Transportation Engineering
Structural Analysis
Engineering Economics
Advanced Mechanics
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Introduction to Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Machine Design
Introduction to Finite Element Method
MSE 281
  & 281L
Physical Materials I
   and Physical Materials I Laboratory
Thermodynamics of Materials
Materials Processing
Polymeric Materials
BY 271
  & 271L
Biology of Microorganisms
   and Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
Biology of Aging
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Patterns, Functions and Algebraic Reasoning
Scientific Programming
Mathematical Modeling
Transforms
Probability
Introduction to Biophysics I
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Total Hours62
1

Student must be enrolled in BME Honors Program.

2

 With departmental approval. At most 3 hours of BME 494 or BME 491 may be used for elective credit

3

 Other courses may be selected as electives, but must be approved by a BME faculty advisor

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).

 Concentration in Biomechanics

RequirementsHours
BME 408Biofluids3
BME 417Engineering Analysis3
BME 471Continuum Mechanics of Solids3
ME 464Introduction to Finite Element Method3
Total Hours12

 

Concentration in Biomaterials and 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).

 Concentration in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering

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
Nanomaterials
Composite Materials
Polymeric Materials
Metals and Alloys
Ceramic Materials
Electronic, Magnetic, and Thermal Prop of Materials
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Total Hours13

Please refer to the School of Engineering Overview for School policies related to admission, academic progress, reasonable progress toward degree, and graduation.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (B.S.B.M.E.)

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CH 115
  & CH 116
4BY 1234
EGR 11011CH 117
  & CH 118
4
EH 1013EGR 11111
MA 1254EH 1023
ME 1022MA 1264
 14 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BY 2103EGR 1503
EGR 2654BME 2103
PH 221
  & 221L
4CE 2103
MA 2603EE 3123
MSE 2803PH 222
  & 222L
4
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 3103BME 3333
BME 3123BME 3403
BME 3133BME 3503
BY 4094BME 4233
ME 2153Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities & Fine Art43
 Core Curriculum Area IV: Social & Behavioral Science43
 16 18
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 4983BME 4993
BME 40151Biomedical Engineering Elective (400 level)3
Math/Science/Engineering/Biomedical Engineering Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities & Fine Art43
Math/Science/Engineering/Biomedical Engineering Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area IV: Social & Behavorial Science43
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities & Fine Art43Core Curriculum Area IV: Social & Behavorial Science43
Biomedical Engineering Elective (400 Level)3 
 16 15
Total credit hours: 128
1

Transfer students may substitute EGR 200 for EGR 110 and EGR 111.

2

 Can substitute MA 227 and MA 252 for EGR 265 and one Math/Science/Engineering/Biomedical Engineering Elective.

3

 Students using this curriculum as a pre-health professional program (pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-optometry) may use CH 237, CH 238 or CH 460 for this elective.

4

 Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for engineering majors.

5

 Seminar may be taken during any semester.

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 310. Biomaterials. 3 Hours.

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.

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

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 of molecular mechanics. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: ME 215 [Min Grade: C] and MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 340. Bioimaging. 3 Hours.

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

BME 350. Biological Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Basic mechanisms and mathematical analysis of transport processes with biological and biomedical applications. Analysis 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: PH 222 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BY 409 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 401. Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate seminar.

BME 408. Biofluids. 3 Hours.

Application of fluid mechanics in blood flow in the circulatory system; cardiovascular fluid mechanics, wall shear stress and the development of atherosclerosis, viscoelastic behavior of the arteries, Non-Newtonian character of blood.
Prerequisites: BME 350 [Min Grade: C] and (CE 220 [Min Grade: C] or BME 333 [Min Grade: C])

BME 417. Engineering Analysis. 3 Hours.

Solutions to engineering problems involving ordinary and partial differential equations; Laplace transform, power series, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials, Fourier series, Fourier integral and transform, Sturm-Liouville and separation of variables.
Prerequisites: MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 252 [Min Grade: D] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: D])

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 (QEP).
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423. Living Systems Analysis. 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. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423L. Living Systems Analysis Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Labs include blood flow data acquisition and analysis, implant biocorrosion testing, evaluation and analysis of cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The laboratory component of BME 423 and must be taken concurrently.

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: PH 222 [Min Grade: C] and EE 312 [Min Grade: C] and MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 445. Biomedical Optics. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of light-matter interactions. Principles of biomedical optical imaging techniques including light microscopy, fluorescence imaging, confocal laser scanning microscopy, multi-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy, optical coherence tomography, super-resolution microscopy, photoacoustic tomography, and ophthalmic imaging.
Prerequisites: PH 222 [Min Grade: C] and MA 260 [Min Grade: C]

BME 446. Principles of MRI. 3 Hours.

Technical fundamentals of NMR imaging and applications. Physical fundamentals, MR imaging techniques, and clincal role of MR imaging.
Prerequisites: MA 260 [Min Grade: C] and PH 222 [Min Grade: C] and MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [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 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: (CE 220 [Min Grade: C] or BME 333 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 480. Biomolecular Modeling. 3 Hours.

Computational methods to understand molecular mechanisms of normal function and disease related biological phenomena. Fundamentals of structural biology: genetic sequence to protein structure and function, nucleic acid membrane structure and function. Major techniques and their principles and algorithms for biomolecular modeling including molecular dynamics. Monte Carlo simulations, and electrostatics. Laboratories and projects will provide students hands-on experience in using different software packages such as VMD, GROMACS, and APBS. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C] and BME 210 [Min Grade: C] and CH 117 [Min Grade: C]

BME 489. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering. 0 Hours.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: (EGR 110 [Min Grade: C] and EGR 111 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 200 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 125 [Min Grade: C] or PH 221 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 490. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. 3 Hours.

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]

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 Dsgn I Prod Dev. 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. This course fulfills the QEP requirements in Quantitative Literacy (QL) Ethics and Civic Responsibility (ECR), and Writing.
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 498L. Senior Design and Product Development Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Lab component for BME 498 Senior Design Product Development. Laboratory activities include break-out sessions for team discussions (Problem definition and brainstorming of solutions), training and use of computer design software (Creo, CES Edupak, ABAQUS), and machine shop training for prototype development. Must be taken concurrently with BME 498.

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. This course fulfills the QEP requirements in Writing.
Prerequisites: BME 498 [Min Grade: C] and ME 102 [Min Grade: C]

BME 499L. Capstone Design II Lab. 0 Hours.

Exposure to engineering skills common to all senior design projects. Students working in teams solicit input from clinents and instructions. The laboratory component of BME 499 and must be taken concurrently.

Faculty

Amthor, Franklin R., Professor of Psychology; Interim Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Doctoral Program; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1981, B.S. (Cornell), Ph.D. (Duke)
Berry, Joel L., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2010, B.S., B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E. (UAB), Ph.D. (Wake Forest), Cardiovascular biomechanics and tissue engineering
Bidez, Martha Warren, Professor of Engineering; Director, E-Learning and Professional Studies; Director, Advanced Safety Engineering and Management Program, 2010, B.S. (Auburn), B.S.M.E. (UAB), Ph.D. (UAB)
Dean, Derrick R., Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2004, B.S., M.S. (Tuskegee), Ph.D. (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers and Multiphase Polymer Systems, including Blends; Nano- and Micro-Composites
Dobbins, Allen 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 Dean, School of Engineering, 1991, B.S., M.S. (Delaware), Ph.D. (Northwestern), Solid Mechanics, Injury Biomechanics, Biomedical Implants, Analytical and Numerical Methods in Biomechanics
Fast, Vladimir G., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1997, Diploma in Physics (Moscow Institute), Ph.D. (Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology), Optical imaging of electrical and ionic activity in the heart mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and defibrilation
Feldman, Dale S., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1985, B.S. (Northwestern), M.S. (Dayton), Ph.D. (Clemson), Biomaterials, Soft-tissue biomechanics, Polymeric implants
Fleisig, Glenn S., Adjunct Professor, 1997, B.S. (M.I.T), M.S. (Washington University), Ph.D. (UAB), Sports medicine
Gray, Richard A., Adjunct, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1997, B.S. (Bucknell), M.S., Ph.D. (Virgina), Cardiac electrophysiology
Jannett, Thomas C., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1984, B.S.E., M.S.E. (UAB), Ph.D. (Auburn), Sensor Networks, Biomedical Instrumentation and Control Systems
Jun, Ho-Wook, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, BS, MS (Hanyang University, South Korea), Ph.D. (Rice), Biomimetic nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering
Katra, Rodolphe P., Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2012, B.S.B.M.E. (Lousiana Tech), M.S.B.M.E. (Case Western Reserve), M.B.A. (Minnesota), Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve), Remote disease monitoring and prediction, Cardiac electrophysiology
Lawson, Christopher M., Professor of Physics, 1993, B.S. (Oklahoma State), M.S. (Colorado), Ph.D. (Oklahoma State), Nonlinear optics; fiber optics; optical sensors; optical coherence imaging tomography; laser spectroscopy
Lemons, Jack E. , Professor of Biomaterials; Professor of Surgery; Division Director, Orthopaedic Laboratory Research; Professor of Biomedical and Materials Engineering, 1968, Ph.D. (Florida), Biocompatibility profiles of surgical implant devices with an emphasis on the role(s) of element and/or force transfers along biomaterial-to-tissue interfaces
Lucas, Linda C., Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Provost, 1982, B.S. (Alabama), M.A., M.S., B.S.E., M.S.E., Ph.D. (UAB)
McCutcheon, Martin J., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, 1967, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., Ph.D. (Arkansas), P.E. (Alabama)
Middleton, John C., Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2011, B.S. (Birmingham Southern), Ph.D. (Southern Mississippi)
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
Prince, Charles W., PhD Emeritus Professor (Nutrition Sciences), Bone Metabolism, Vitamin D Function; Osteopontin, Orthopedic Implant Biocompatibility, Cellular Transduction of Mechanical Load
Rigney, E. Douglas, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Vice President of Information Technology, 1989, B.S.E, B.S.Mt.E., M.S.B.M.E, Ph.D. (UAB), P.E. (Alabama)
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
Scripa, Rosalia N., Professor of Materials Science and Engineering: Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1976, B.S. (Alfred), M.S. (Pennsylvania State), M.S., Ph.D. (Florida), P.E. (Alabama), Structure and Properties of Glass and Ceramics, Semiconductor Crystal Growth, Electronic and Magnetic Materials, Growth and Characterization of II-VI Semiconducting Compounds
Smith, William M., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, 1994, B.S. (Oglethorpe), Ph.D. (Duke)
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
Stokely, Ernest M., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Dean Emeritus of Engineering, 1990, B.S.E.E. (Mississippi State), M.S.E.E., Ph.D. (Southern Methodist), P.E. (Texas)
Tanik, Murat M., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1998, B.S. (Middle East Technical), M.C.S., Ph.D. (Texas A&M), Software Systems Engineering, Quantum Information Theory, Embedded Systems
Twieg, Donald B., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, 1990, B.A., M.S. (Rice), Ph.D. (Southern Methodist)
Vaughn, Gregg L., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1979, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Ph.D. (Alabama), P.E. (Alabama), Digital Communication, Image Processing, Radiation Effects
Vohra, Yogesh K., Professor of Physics, University Scholar, & Associate Dean, 1992, B.S., M.S. (Delhi, India), Ph.D. (Bombay, India), High Pressure Materials Research, Growth and Characterization of Synthetic Diamond, and Nanoscale Materials for Biomedical Applications
Wick, Timothy M., Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, 2005, B.S. (Colorado), Ph.D. (Rice), Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Bioreactor design, Drug delivery
Yao, Xincheng, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2007, B.S., M.S. (Harbin University of Technology), Ph.D. (Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Optical imaging of neural function, Optical coherence tomography