Dream, Discover, Inspire, Innovate
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, 3 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.
Associate Professor Jessica Ramella-Roman
Applied Research Areas
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.
Inaugural LatinX BME Symposium
Biomedical Engineering Faculty Named FIU Top Scholar
Professor Ramella-Roman receives patent for optical technologies system
Biomedical Engineering Seminars
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.