The Department of Bioengineering is an ideal collaborative partner for universities, research organizations, biomedical businesses and innovators around the world.
The depth of our faculty by research area can been seen here.
We are the 11th largest Bioengineering department nationally and growing, according to ASEE. U.S. News & World Report shows the departmentís peers as private institutions like Harvard, Yale and Carnegie Mellon. The department, unlike many biomedical engineering programs, is located just walking distance from a medical campus that has a faculty of more than 1,000 physicians and researchers, four hospitals, 10 neighborhood health centers and 200 medical specialties.
The department awarded 17 Ph.Ds. last year, placing us solidly among the top twenty BME departments, according to ASEE. We were tied with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and ahead of Stanford and University of Washington with 16 Ph.D.s each and Rice and U Penn with 14 each. In addition, we graduate more than 50 B.S. and more than 15 M.S. degrees per year.
We averaged $17.0 million per year in funding over the last five years, placing us 15th among all BME departments, according to ASEE. Perhaps most important, we have exceptional scholarships. The median Google Scholar h-index per tenure track faculty was 34 last year. That's 7th among all BME departments, tied with Johnís Hopkins, the No. 1-ranked department in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.