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 providing the best value to students nationally, #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics and #3 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans.  It is preparing a diverse community of biomedical engineers and is 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 and 1 American Heart Association Fellow.

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.


Coulter Seminar: Bob Tranquillo
February 22, 2019



Thirst for Science
February 21, 2019


Graduate Research Day
March 1, 2019


Heart Day 2019

On Friday, February 15, our department hosted its second annual Heart Day. Heart Day is the capstone event of Miami Heart Month, also hosted by our department. During this event, […]


Manu Platt on Diversity, Equity, and Inlcusion

On February 8th, our department hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seminar. Manu Platt, Ph.D., associate professor from Georgia Tech and Emory University presented a lecture titled “The Danger of Acting Now”. His lecture addressed[…]


CMRL at Motivational Edge

CMRL members are proud to collaborate with the Motivational Edge, a non-profit organization in Allapattah that provides after school programs for the youth. Once a month […]