Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D Biomedical Engineering

The Department offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biomedical engineering. 

Program Overview

The doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students for a career of creative scholarship by providing a broad but balanced background of knowledge and guidance in the performance of research. This interdisciplinary program provides coursework and research that draw on resources from across the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Existing research partnerships with the Medical School and GW Hospital as well as the NIH and FDA offer unique research opportunities and laboratory facilities.

Areas of Focus

There are a number of areas in which our doctoral students focus their dissertation research.  These include cardiac electrophysiology (Professor Kay), therapeutic ultrasound and drug delivery (Professor Zderic), image analysis and image processing (Professor Loew), medical imaging and computer-aided diagnosis (Professor Zara), and microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology (Professor Li).