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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/academics/graduate/ms/application_information.cfm
Email: biomedgrad@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2573

109 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Biomedical Engineering

  • biomedical engineering

Faculty

Steven Adie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests:

Christopher Alabi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Nelly Andarawis-Puri

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Daniel Joseph Aneshansley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biological engineering and instrumentation; monitoring physiological parameters; modeling

James Francis Antaki

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Antje J Baeumner

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Lawrence Bonassar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests:

Ilana Lauren Brito

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Jonathan T. Butcher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomechanics; tissue engineering; biomaterials

Chih-Chang Chu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomaterials; biodegradable biomaterials for tissue regeneration and engineering; wound closures/healing; drug carriers

Benjamin Cosgrove

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Harold Gene Craighead

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: micro- and nanofabrication processes for creating biomedical instrumentation; microfluidic-based analysis systems and processes

Susan Daniel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests:

Iwijn De Vlaminck

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Matthew P DeLisa

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: bioengineering of complex protein machiens; functional genomics; protein engineering; cellular protein folding

Peter Doerschuk

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

David Erickson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Lara A. Estroff

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomaterials; drug delivery

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: cell and tissue engineering; biomaterials

Jack H Freed

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: instrumentation and energy; drug delivery

Jesse H. Goldberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Delphine Gourdon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Christopher J. Hernandez

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

James Thomas Jenkins

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: continuum mechanics; biomechanics of cells and soft tissue

Moonsoo Jin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering; protein engineering; cell-specific scaffolds for tissue engineering

Toshimitsu Kawate

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Michael R. King

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Jan Lammerding

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Christiane Linster

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: computational biology of the sense of smell

John T Lis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Dan Luo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: molecular bioengineering for macromolecule-based drug delivery; nucleic acid engineering; intracellular delivery; nanobiotechnology

Minglin Ma

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests:

Suzanne A. Maher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical mechanics; biomaterials and drug delivery

Frederick R Maxfield

  • Campus: Weill Medical
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Alyosha C. Molnar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical imaging and instrumentation; micro-nano biotechnology

Nozomi Nishimura

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Christopher Kemper Ober

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

William Lee Olbricht

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: motion of blood cells in microcirculation; hydrodynamics

Matthew J. Paszek

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Gregory Petsko

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests:

Lois Pollack

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

David A Putnam

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: drug/gene delivery; viral vaccine stabilization; high-throughput drug formulation; biomaterial synthesis

Anthony P Reeves

  • Campus: 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

Cynthia A. Reinhart-King

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: cell and tissue engineering; biomaterials

Mert Sabuncu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Chris B. Schaffer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Michael Louis Shuler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: structured models; systems biology; cell culture analogs; pharmacokinetics

Ankur Singh

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Abraham Duncan Stroock

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: microfluidics; microchemical systems; biomaterials

Alexander J.A. Travis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Marjolein van der Meulen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: orthopaedic biomechanics; functional adaptations of the skeleton; musculoskeletal repair; adolescent bone mass acquisition

Jeffrey D. Varner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Jonathan D Victor

  • Campus: Weill Medical
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: visual information processing; temporal coding; mathematical modeling of neural processes; EEG; nonlinear dynamics

Yi Wang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical imaging

Yadong Wang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Melissa R. Warden

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering

Alan M Weinstein

  • Campus: Weill Medical
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: Physio & Biophysics

Ulrich Bernd Wiesner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Rebecca M. Williams

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical imaging

Timothy M Wright

  • Campus: Weill Medical
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: bone-implant systems; wear of joint replacements; bone mechanics

Mingming Wu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: molecular, cellular, and tissue engineering; micro-nanobiotechnology

Chunhui (Chris) Xu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Haiyuan Yu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Ramin Zabih

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering

Warren R. Zipfel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical engineering
  • Research Interests: biomedical engineering