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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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Stephen McAleavey begins term as BME’s third department chair

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Stephen McAleavey begins term as BME’s third department chair

Stephen McAleavey ’96 ’02 (PhD) has a deep appreciation for the opportunities that come with being a biomedical engineering faculty member at the University of Rochester.

The proximity of the River Campus to the Medical Center, just across Elmwood Avenue, has contributed to some remarkable discoveries over the years from collaborations between the University’s engineers and physicians.

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Recent News

John Cognetti Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 31, 2023

John Cognetti was recently selected as the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Dissertation Award for ...

Dalecki Bestowed with Hajim School Lifetime Achievement Award

May 25, 2023

Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, presented the Lifetime ...

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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 Faculty and Staff Positions Available!


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions. One position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; the other is open to candidates at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. 

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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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