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

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.


Spring Commencement
May 1, 2019


Induction to the Profession
May 1, 2019


Fall Classes Begin
August 26, 2019


Ranu Jung and graduate student iian Black granted new patent
On May 14th, Dr. Ranu Jung and graduate student iian Black were granted a new patent. Patent #US10286207B2 is a new, simple-to-use self-closing microchannel array design. […]


Norman Weldon Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our 2019 Norman Weldon Scholarship recipients! Our department has established this award for undergraduate students to participate in faculty research during the summer. […]



BME alumni present NIROS Technology at eMerge Americas Christopher Estrella ’18, MS ’19 and Nicole Sevilla ’17  said eMerge Americas was the perfect environment for them to present NIROS Technology. […]