Biomedical engineering education and research is an important mission of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Faculty and students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) work together to explore solutions to a number of pressing challenges, such as: improving cancer detection rates; developing medical diagnostic devices for more timely, personalized healthcare; spurring discoveries in tissue engineering and wound healing; and improving surgical outcomes. These are just a few of the topic areas they study. An introduction to the department is available on the BME Quick Facts page.


Our Programs

The BME Department offers bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degree programs in biomedical engineering and is a hub for biomedical engineering in SEAS. Undergraduate students may choose from a number of options with the bachelor of science degree. Graduate students may select focus areas of concentration in medical imaging or medical instrumentation.

Our Research

BME faculty and students conduct research programs across a wide array of topics, leveraging the proximity of the GW Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Children’s National Medical Center, and federal agencies to do so. Visit our research pages to learn more about our research programs and current projects.