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Dr. Hooi Hooi Ng receives AHA Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award Dr. Hooi Hooi Ng

Receives AHA Elaine W. Raines

Early Career Investigator Award

Investigator Award. Ng is a joint postdoctoral
associate in the lab of Joshua Hutcheson
at the College of Engineering and Computing’s
Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Welcome to Spring 2021 AN EXCITING SEMESTER

AWAITS YOU

Receive a virtual welcome from your
Biomedical Engineering Department.
We remain committed to your success
and health and will continue to provide
you with a safe space in which you can
continue to grow and learn.

Zachary Danziger (PI) Research Award $1.6M RESEARCH AWARD

Intracortical Brain-Computer Interface Model
for High-Efficiency Development of Closed-Loop
Neural Decoding Algorithms.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Ranu Jung and
Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory

(ANSL) team named
2020 Cade Prize Winner

Biomedical Engineering Weekly Seminars Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Weekly Biomedical Engineering Seminars

FRIDAYS / 9 AM / ONLINE

The Department of Biomedical Engineering
facilitates weekly seminars where experts in
all areas of Biomedical Engineering are invited
to engage in a research topic.

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 SPIE Fellow, 1 American Heart Association Fellow, and 1 NAI Senior Member.

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Hispanics

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to African-Americans

Top to offer Bachelor’s Degrees

Faculty Highlight


The long term goal of Dr. Jiao’s research is to help prevent and cure blindness through technological innovations. Dr. Jiao’s lab, the Ophthalmic Imaging Lab, is dedicated to the development of novel optical technologies for 3D high-resolution imaging of the anatomy and functions of the eye in vivo.

The optical imaging technologies the lab currently focuses on include Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Photoacoustic Microscopy, and Multimodal Imaging.
Professor Shuliang Jiao

Meet Our Faculty

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.

BME Spotlight


FIU Graduate Brittany Gonzalez
Ph.D. Graduate Brittany Gonzalez Appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate at FIU
Brittany Gonzalez, who just received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from FIU this fall 2020, has been appointed as a postdoctoral associate at FIU. At her new appointment, Dr. Gonzalez will expand and continue her investigation on the work she completed during her Ph.D…
Allison Martinez presenting her research at the national Annual Conference of the Society of Women Engineers.
Biomedical Engineering Student Wins First Place at Annual Conference for Society of Women Engineers
At 7 years old, Allison Martinez pinched the legs of her grandmother, who was confined to a wheelchair, to see if she could get a reaction. Martinez’s grandmother had suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident…
Senior Design Expo
BME Post-Doctoral, Dr. Hooi Hooi Ng, was granted the AHA’s Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award
The American Heart Association selected Dr. Hooi Hooi Ng to receive the award that recognizes early-career investigator partners who perform high-quality research in arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. Ng received a grant from the Herbert Wertheim….
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Biomedical Engineering Seminars


Through 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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