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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

Alexandra Tchir Heads off to Harvard

March 30, 2020 – Our Biomedical Engineering student, Alexandra Tchir, just won a scholarship to pursue her PhD studies at Harvard and MIT in Boston under the Health, Science, and Technology Department….

The Biomedical Engineering Presents a Heart Day Symposium

Feb 25, 2020 – FIU’s Biomedical Engineering Department just celebrated “Heart Day Symposium” to highlight ongoing research on cardiovascular disease For the third consecutive year and as part of the Wallace H Coulter Foundation Seminar Series, the Biomedical Engineer Department…

Graduate Research Day Spring 2020

March 6, 2020 – Graduate Students innovative work was presented at the Graduate Research Day Spring 2020. On Friday, March 6, a total of 34 graduate students presented their research to the judges, peers and guest speakers.[…]

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.

All Biomedical Engineering events have been temporarily cancelled.