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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.


             U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

Number 41 among best graduate biomedical engineering programs


Faculty Highlight

The long-term goal of Dr. Ramella-Roman’s research is on developing new imaging methodologies combining polarization sensitive techniques and non-linear microscopy to investigate anomalous organization of the extracellular matrix in several biological environments. We are utilizing these methodologies to investigate preterm labor a condition that affects 10 to 15 % of all pregnancies with severe consequences to mother and child. Her research focuses on the development of imaging modalities based on spectroscopy and polarization including multimodal applications of nonlinear microscopy.
Associate Professor Jessica Ramella-Roman

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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.

BME Spotlight

LatinX Biomedical Engineering Symposium at FIU
Inaugural LatinX BME Symposium
For attendees and presenters alike, the first ever LatinX Biomedical Engineering (BME) Symposium was a welcome forum to share science, build community, and discuss issues specific to the LatinX experience in BME…
Graduate Research Day
Biomedical Engineering Faculty Named FIU Top Scholar
This year, Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Zachary Danziger is being recognized at the highest level at FIU under the Junior Faculty with Significant Grants category…
National Academy of Inventors Senior Member Dr. Anuradha Godavarty
Professor Ramella-Roman receives patent for optical technologies system
FIU Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Jessica Ramella-Roman, developed a system that uses light to examine the composition and structure of cervical tissue….
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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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