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Design medical devices and technologies to save lives

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Create the newest health care innovations

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Apply your knowledge in industry and clinical settings

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Combine your 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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Recent News

PhD candidate's abstract selected for STAR award

April 10, 2018

Kenneth Sims Jr. will present his 15 minute oral presentation on "Enhancing Design of Nanoparti ...

Graduate research assistant receives award

April 3, 2018

Maureen Newman’s podium presentation at the annual Orthopaedic Research Society meeting "Devel ...

PhD candidate receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

March 27, 2018

Marian Ackun-Farmmer, a PhD candidate in Danielle Benoit's lab, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschste ...

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/Pharmacology & Physiology tenure-track faculty position available

The University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position jointly appointed to the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. 

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BME Magazine

The Fall 2017 issue of the University of Rochester BME Magazine is here!

This year our BME faculty members have had great success in securing new funding for research and also developing exciting new industry partnerships to translate their research advances to commercial products and clinical practice.

Congratulations are in order for many of our talented BME students, faculty, and staff as they continue to garner numerous awards and honors.

These are exciting times for BME. View the magazine to see what’s new with our department!

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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