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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.

The department is nationally recognized for servicing the needs of the clinical medicine and biomedical industries – and is ranked among the top 50 schools providing the best value to students. FIU is ranked in Top 100 Public Universities and Biomedical Engineering is ranked in Top 50 Public Universities Graduate Program. Our department is ranked #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics and #3 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans. Our faculty includes 1 National Academy of Inventor Fellow, 2 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows, and 1 American Heart Association Fellow.

Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University, a Top 100 public university designated Carnegie Highest Research (R1) Institution is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.

Our department 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.

Faculty Changing Lives

Department and Research Overview Presentation

Focus Research Areas

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.

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Evening with the Industry

On November 6, 2018, AEMB (Alpha Eta Mu Beta), BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society), and IEEE-EMB (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) student chapters hosted the first “Evening with the Industry” event at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus […]


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Biomedical Engineering Society Conference 2018

At the 50th Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, our students were able to share their research with 2,000+ attendees and network with some of the greatest researchers in the industry. […]