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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. 

We are preparing a diverse community of biomedical engineers and are engaged in the 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, 4 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows, 1 Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1 SPIE Fellow, 1 American Heart Association Fellow, and 2 NAI Senior Member.


U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

Number 41 among best graduate biomedical engineering programs


Faculty Highlight

Dr. Hutcheson’s research focuses on the mechanical and molecular contributors to vascular calcifications and aortic valve disease. He is currently working on developing non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat these pathologies.

Alongside Dr. Alexander Agoulnik, professor and interim chair of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at HWCOM; Dr. Hutcheson has been able to look into ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. Because of their combined efforts, they have been awarded a U.S. patent that could aid in identifying this disease and put an end to it before it reaches a certain point.
Joshua Hutcheson, Ph.D, Associate Professor

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Applied Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering Specializations
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is changing people’s lives through translational research. Research conducted within the department is clustered into three major areas: 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.

Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems

Focus on cell and engineered tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine.

Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems

Developing non-destructive optical and mechanical technologies that can detect disease development and tissue injuries in vivo.

Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology

Focus on biologically inspired technologies to interface with the nervous system to repair and promote recovery of lost function after trauma or disease.

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Biomedical Engineering Seminars

Wallece H. Coulter FoundationThrough the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering facilitates weekly lectures during each academic term.

Experts in all areas of Biomedical Engineering are invited to provide a research seminar. The lectures are a great place for the community, students, and faculty and staff to meet and network with leading experts in the industry.

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BME Student Showcase Events

Undergraduate Research Day
Graduate Research Day 2023
Undergraduate Research Day
Fifth Annual Heart Day Symposium
Undergraduate Research Day
Diabetes Awareness Day Event