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The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is part of the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU and is a prime resource for biomedical engineering education, training, research, and technology development. BME is an ever-evolving field that uses and applies engineering principles to the study of biology and medicine in order to improve health care.

Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University, a Top 100 public university that is designated a Carnegie Highest Research (R1) and Carnegie Community Engaged institution is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with the local and global communities. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked among the Top 50 schools (#43) providing the best value to students nationally, #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, #3 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans, and #26 most popular biomedical engineering programs nationwide. We are preparing a diverse community of biomedical engineers and are engaged in translation of research to health care applications through discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement. The biomedical engineering faculty includes 1 National Academy of Inventor Fellow, 3 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows, 1 SPIE Fellow, 1 American Heart Association Fellow, and 1 NAI Senior Member.

Faculty Changing Lives

Department and Research Overview Presentation

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is changing people’s lives through translational research. Research conducted within the department is clustered into three major areas: Basic Research in Tissue Engineering Model Systems, Diagnostic Bio-Imaging and Sensor Systems, and Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology. These three areas are served by technological advancements in bio-imaging and bio-signal processing, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, bio-nanotechnology, biophotonics, cellular and tissue engineering, computational modeling, devices and sensors, and neural engineering.

Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman and Colleagues Awarded Patent for Non-invasively Measuring Temperature Distribution in the Eye
On July 16, 2019,  Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman, director of the Medical Photonics Laboratory, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing  […]

Danziger receives NIH Award for Developing Advanced Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces
August 14, 2019 -Zachary Danziger, Ph.D., assistant professor in Florida International University’s Biomedical Engineering Department, received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)  […]

Department of Defense awards FIU biomedical engineering team $6 million to expand testing of pioneering prosthetic hand system

September 30, 2019 – Ranu Jung, Ph.D., WH Coulter Eminent Scholar Chair & Professor in Florida International University’s Biomedical Engineering Department […]