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Design medical devices and technologies to save lives

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Breast imaging

Create the newest health care innovations

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Apply your knowledge in industry and clinical settings

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Combine interests in healing, building, and problem solving

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BME Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering 

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Graduate Studies

With access to 40+ laboratories, students tailor their education and research experiences.

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BME Research

Research includes biomechanics, biomedical acoustics, neuroengineering, medical imaging, biomedical nanotechnology, biomedical optics, and regenerative medicine.

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Prototype of a disposable integrated photonic chip that helps detect viruses like COVID-19 and its variants.

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Rochester leads development of novel integrated photonic COVID-19 sensor

The inexpensive, portable device could help safeguard against future pandemics and detect viruses and infections in underserved populations.

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Recent News

BME graduate students win University’s top awards

May 17, 2022

Three Department of Biomedical Engineering students this spring won the most prestigious awards gran ...

Dr. Arthur Ritter BME Endowment

March 11, 2022

Arthur Ritter ‘68MS ‘70PhD has never forgotten the help he received from the University ...

A heartfelt adieu after 49 years of service

November 10, 2021

Who was the “eyes and ears” in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) during the ...

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Medical Device Innovation

The Center for Medical Technology & Innovation (CMTI) offers a one year masters program for those interested in pursuing a career in the medical device industry. More >


BME Staff Positions Available!

The BME Department invites applications for several postdoctoral positions. 

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Celebrating 20 years of UR BME

At our 20-year point, we are celebrating the talents of our undergraduate and graduate students, the growth and accomplishments of our faculty, the dedication of our administrative and technical support teams, and the vibrant achievements of our diverse BME alumni! We hope that our alumni and partners will consider reconnecting with us as we embark on the next chapter of UR BME.


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BME Magazine | Winter 2020

Although the University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering has faced many challenges this year as we all navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, we are immensely proud of our students, faculty, and staff who have shown remarkable dedication, resilience, and perseverance through it all. We have recognized some of their many accomplishments in this year's magazine. We hope you enjoy reviewing our latest advances in research, developments in education, and updates on our talented students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

BME MAGAZINEThe cover of the most recent BME magazine.


The distance between Goergen Hall, home to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Less than a 5 minute walk, this close proximity makes it easy to connect with clinician colleagues.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering brings together the technical expertise of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with the clinical experience of our University of Rochester Medical Center to establish a cooperative environment that fosters innovations in medicine and healthcare.

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