GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCESGRADUATE PROGRAM OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING


Aims and Objectives

 

Biomedical Engineering integrates biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, computational sciences with engineering principles and techniques to apply to the problems in the medical field. The main purpose of the field is to improve patient health care and the quality of life for healthy individuals. Therefore, it advances fundamental concepts and creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems levels. The broad research and development array of the biomedical engineering area consists of medical imaging, image processing, physiological signal processing, synthesis and design of biocompatible prostheses, medical devices, material-cell interactions, nano-patterned surfaces, biosensors, biocompatibility, tissue engineering, mechanical analysis of locomotion and movement, cell and tissue mechanics, mechanical characterization and identification of biological materials, biomechanical modeling and simulation, biostatics and biodynamics of solids and fluids, biomolecular systems, genome assembly, protein structure and alignment, prediction of gene expression, etc.

 
The graduate program in Biomedical Engineering is a joint interdisciplinary program of the following departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Informatics Institute.


This program is open to the students with an undergraduate degree from departments of science, medicine, and, engineering. Graduates might be required by the Admission Committee to take preparatory courses for a period of up to 2 semesters depending on the individual's background.

 

Major research areas are the following:

  1. Bioelectrical Engineering
  2. Biomaterials
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Biomolecular Engineering

 

Training in these major research areas will be supplemented by a number of courses offered by departments from the schools of science, medicine and engineering.