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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

Meet one of Popular Science magazine’s ‘Brilliant 10’

September 21, 2021

Rochester biomedical engineer Michael Giacomelli is pursuing a quicker way to detect skin cancer.

Professor Danielle Benoit awarded NSF Grant

June 1, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Danielle Benoit who was awarded a grant from the National Science Found ...

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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Feature Story

Smaller is better for detecting biomarkers of trauma and cancer

Detecting tiny biomarkers circulating in our bodies is problematic and costly. Researchers are developing a cost-effective detection device using nanotechnology.

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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.

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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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