Biomedical Engineering Research And Industry

Research & Industry

The Biomedical Engineering department at FIU is home to a world-class faculty and pioneering research laboratories. Research is at the core of what we do and an integral part of our success. We provide outstanding research opportunities for graduate students and embed significant research experience in our undergraduate curriculum.

Students in FIU’s biomedical engineering academic programs gain valuable interdisciplinary experience in clinical and industrial environments, making them top choices for employment with local industry partners. Research is supported by centers and institutes and research laboratories where faculty and students work with cutting edge technology, and which are funded by major federal agencies and major corporations.

The Neural-enabled Prosthetic Hand System (NEPH) developed at FIU by Dr. Ranu Jung


Biomedical Engineering Research

Research conducted by members of the department is clustered into these three main 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: 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.

Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems

Focus on cell and engineered tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine.
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Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems

Developing non-destructive optical and mechanical technologies that can detect disease development and tissue injuries in vivo.
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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.
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These three main research areas are served by technological advancements in the following: