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McGrath Lab

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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Engineering students put their skills to the test in design capstones

Rochester students invent solutions for project sponsors ranging from major league sports teams to researchers in Costa Rica.

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Two researchers and a participant demonstrate how multiple devices linked together can evaluate different aspects of the brain’s health during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.

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Improved neuromonitoring could prevent brain injuries for patients on ECMO life support

Rochester researchers are developing multimodal, non-invasive ways to study the brain’s physiology and reduce neurological issues associated with the therapy.

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Recent News

Tochukwu Iyke-Nzeocha Earns Sue S. Stewart Award

April 15, 2024

Congratulations to biomedical engineering student Tochukwu Iyke-Nzeocha ’24 for earning the Su ...

Ernestina Domey awarded Two Optica Scholarships

April 12, 2024

Ernestina Domey, a first-year BME masters student working in the Baran Lab, has achieved an impressi ...

Tochukwu Iyke-Nzeocha Receives NSBE 2024 Edward E. Barnette Jr. Community Impact Scholarship

April 8, 2024

Rochester’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) were among the 18,000 at ...

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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 >


Join Our Team!


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in biomaterials... More information >


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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