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Biomedical Engineering

Field Description

The field provides rich, interdisciplinary opportunities in research and education leading to the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering. It integrates engineering and the life sciences to prepare students for diverse careers in academe, industry, and government.

The field focuses on both the molecular and macroscopic aspects of biomedical engineering and comprises five research areas: biomedical instrumentation; drug delivery, design and metabolism; biomaterials; computational and systems biology; and medical biomechanics. Facilities commonly used include the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility, the NSF STC in Nanobiotechnology, the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), the Cornell Theory Center, the Cornell Center for Advanced Technology in Biotechnology, and the programs in the Department of Biomechanics and Biomaterials at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Orthopedic Affiliate of the Cornell Medical College.

It is anticipated that students entering into the field of Biomedical Engineering will have received formal training in a recognized sub-discipline of engineering. Students obtain thorough training in biomedical engineering research. They also master the Ph.D. course work for a minor in a traditional engineering discipline and another minor in an area of the life sciences. Formal course work in the major includes a two-semester course in the Foundations of Biomedical Engineering, advanced BME analysis of biological systems, at least one other advanced course in bioengineering, and required seminars. Further, PhD students are expected to complete a six week immersion experience in medical research and clinical practice at Weill Medical College, as well as completing a graduate student teaching experience. M.S. students complete the Foundations in Biomedical Engineering course, two semesters of seminars, and typically four to five additional courses in engineering and the life sciences. These requirements are subject to revision.

Students are supervised by a core of faculty members who represent twelve departments in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Human Ecology, Veterinary Medicine, and the Weill Medical College. Currently biomedical engineering is a program, but a process to form a distinct department is underway.


Contact Information

Website: https://www.bme.cornell.edu/bme/index.cfm
Email: biomedgrad@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2573

109 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5201

 

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Biomedical Engineering

  • biomedical engineering

Faculty

Steven Adie - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests:
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biological engineering and instrumentation; monitoring physiological parameters; modeling
Antje J Baeumner - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: analytical biotechnology; biosensor development; development of bioanalytical microfluidic devices; detection of hazardous biological and chemical substances
Carl A Batt - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
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Adele Ludin Boskey - (Weill Medical)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomechanics; tissue engineering; biomaterials
Chih-Chang Chu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomaterials; biodegradable biomaterials for tissue regeneration and engineering; wound closures/healing; drug carriers
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: micro- and nanofabrication processes for creating biomedical instrumentation; microfluidic-based analysis systems and processes
Susan Daniel - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests:
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Matthew P DeLisa - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: bioengineering of complex protein machiens; functional genomics; protein engineering; cellular protein folding
Peter Doerschuk - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering; biomedical imaging, especially image reconstruction; biosensors; analysis of complex data sets; computational biology
Eve Donnelly - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
David Erickson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Lara A. Estroff - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomaterials; drug delivery
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: cell and tissue engineering; biomaterials
Jack H Freed - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: instrumentation and energy; drug delivery
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Delphine Gourdon - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: continuum mechanics; biomechanics of cells and soft tissue
Moonsoo Jin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering; protein engineering; cell-specific scaffolds for tissue engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Michael R. King - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomaterials and drug delivery; biomedical mechanics; micro-nano-biotechnology; molecular, cellular and tissue engineering
Brian J. Kirby - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: microbioanalytical devices, biofluidics, combinatorial chemistry and drug delivery, bioparticle processing and cellular analysis, analytical biochemistry
Amit Lal - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Jan Lammerding - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Manfred Lindau - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: electrochemistry; patch clamps; membrane fusion; fluorescence microscopy; image processing
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: computational biology of the sense of smell
John T Lis - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Dan Luo - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: molecular bioengineering for macromolecule-based drug delivery; nucleic acid engineering; intracellular delivery; nanobiotechnology
Minglin Ma - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests:
Suzanne A. Maher - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical mechanics; biomaterials and drug delivery
Frederick R Maxfield - (Weill Medical)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical imaging and instrumentation; micro-nano biotechnology
Nozomi Nishimura - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: motion of blood cells in microcirculation; hydrodynamics
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Gregory Petsko - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests:
Lois Pollack - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
David A Putnam - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: drug/gene delivery; viral vaccine stabilization; high-throughput drug formulation; biomaterial synthesis
Anthony P Reeves - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: computer analysis of biomedical images; computer aided diagnosis of lung cancer from three-dimensional CT images; analysis of video microscope images
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: cell and tissue engineering; biomaterials
Mert Sabuncu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: structured models; systems biology; cell culture analogs; pharmacokinetics
Ankur Singh - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: microfluidics; microchemical systems; biomaterials
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: orthopaedic biomechanics; functional adaptations of the skeleton; musculoskeletal repair; adolescent bone mass acquisition
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Jonathan D Victor - (Weill Medical)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: visual information processing; temporal coding; mathematical modeling of neural processes; EEG; nonlinear dynamics
Yi Wang - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical imaging
Yadong Wang - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
Alan M Weinstein - (Weill Medical)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: Physio & Biophysics
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical imaging
Timothy M Wright - (Weill Medical)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: bone-implant systems; wear of joint replacements; bone mechanics
Mingming Wu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: molecular, cellular, and tissue engineering; micro-nanobiotechnology
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Haiyuan Yu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Ramin Zabih - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering
Warren R. Zipfel - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering Research Interests: biomedical engineering