Quick Facts

  • Full-time faculty: 9
  • Affiliated faculty: 8 
  • Undergraduate students: 200
  • Graduate students: 53

Faculty Research Areas

  • Biomedical signal processing and signal analysis
  • Biosensors
  • Cancer detection and therapy
  • Disease and pathogen detection
  • Drug delivery
  • Electrophysiology (cardiac and neural)
  • Heart disease and heart failure
  • Medical imaging and image analysis
  • Microfluidics and nanotechnology
  • Physiological flows
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

Affiliated Faculty Research Areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biofluid dynamics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biosensors
  • Cancer therapy
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Diagnostic and surgical computer support
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Micro/nanotechnology
  • Physiological flows
  • Robotics and actuators
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Research Laboratories

  • Laboratory for Applications of MEMS in Medical Imaging (Zara)
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Lab (Zderic)
  • Cardiac Ischemia Research Laboratory (Kay)
  • Optofluidics Laboratory (Li)
  • Medical Image Analysis Laboratory (Loew)

Affiliated Research Laboratories and Institutes

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Degrees and Programs


Points Of Pride

Professor Matthew Kay received a prestigious National Institutes of Health R-01 grant for his work to better understand cardiac arrhythmias, an irregular rhythm of the heart.

Professor Jason Zara has received a patent for his work on an imaging probe used to detect cancer in mucosal tissues. More than 90% of all cancers originate in the body’s mucosal tissues, and these cancers tend to be very treatable if found early.

Professor Vesna Zderic is conducting pioneering research on the effects of therapeutic ultrasound on drug delivery to the eye and other applications.  This includes strong collaborative work with the FDA.

Professor Zhenyu Li and his colleagues have successfully integrated all three components of lab-on-a-chip technology—microfluidics, optical sensors, and electronics—into a complete micro-system.

Professor Murray Loew has been working with the National Gallery of Art to develop imaging spectroscopy to digitally peel back the layers of paint on some of the world’s great art and look beneath the surface to help better understand and conserve these masterpieces.

All of our undergraduates participate in a three-semester senior design course that gives them real-world design experience. This gives them a competitive advantage in starting their careers over engineering graduates from most other universities.

Our undergraduates and graduate students conduct internships and research experiences at places like the NIH, NASA and the FDA as well as private industry including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and St. Jude Medical.  This provides cutting-edge real world experience that often leads to job offers at the places where students intern.

2012-2013 annual student enrollment and graduation data

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:    165 
Graduation in spring 2013:               34