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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 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

Benoit lab helps teachers inspire the next generation of researchers

September 30, 2019

It was “all hands on deck” in the Benoit lab recently when Rochester City School Distric ...

Professor Maddox receives funding from NIH and NIDCD

August 23, 2019

Professor Ross Maddox has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Nati ...

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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Student engineers help kids with disabilities walk, play with peers

For young children with developmental disabilities, learning to walk can be a long-term process. An inexpensive, “hybrid” walker designed by a team of biomedical engineering seniors can help.

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BME Magazine | Fall 2018

Check out the Fall 2018 issue of the BME magazine to meet our three new faculty members, catch up with our talented alumni, and read about our students who are taking a stab at some of the world's largest engineering problems through the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. 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 BME students, faculty, and staff as they continue to garner numerous awards and honors.


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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