Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy Appointed As The New Graduate Program Director
Meet our new Graduate Program Director (GPD), Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, who welcomed and introduced our graduate students to the values, expectations, and resources of our diverse and inclusive FIU BME community during our Spring 2022 Graduate Student Orientation Day.

During the orientation, Dr. Ramaswamy introduced and discussed an array of opportunities that exist at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, including assistantships and industry internships. He also expressed his conviction in a program designed to provide the kind of individualized instruction and experiences that will help students transition from one phase of their academic and professional careers to the next. He concluded by affirming the goal of the department in producing graduates who will excel as biomedical engineers.

As the GPD, Dr. Ramaswamy will be responsible for managing all aspects of the graduate program and for advising students on academic matters. The GPD serves as a unique liaison among the graduate student body (both M.S. and PhD), the graduate faculty, and the University Graduate School (UGS) administration, and as such, is central to the success of our dedicated BME graduate students.

In this new role, he possesses the authority to speak for the department on any matter relating to graduate programs. Dr. Ramaswamy’s new GPD responsibilities include leadership, recruitment and admission, scholarship promotion, mentoring, administration, diversity, equity and inclusion enhancement and program planning.

Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cell and tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine
Research Advancements: Biomechanically-derived diagnostics and regenerative therapies for cardiovascular medicine.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: CV-PEUTICS - Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory
Acknowledgement: Affiliated Faculty Member, NSF CELL-MET ERC Project (EEC-1647837)