Dream, Discover, Inspire, Innovate
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.
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.
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.
Researchers are building a computerized model that could inform new, highly targeted, and less painful treatments for people with lower urinary...
Ph.D. student Kacie Kaile and Dr. Anuradha Godavarty receive patents for smartphone optical imaging technology
Kacie Kaile, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), and BME faculty Dr. Anuradha Godavarty received two US...
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the new Raman spectroscopy microscope was installed for the BME department. Located in EC 2370, this instrument is used...
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.