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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

Diane Dalecki installed as Kevin J. Parker Distinguished Professor

November 15, 2019

Diane Dalecki was installed as the Kevin J. Parker Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering ...

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 ...

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 >

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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 2019

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the founding of our department, we look back on another successful year of UR BME! This edition shares the latest advances in research, developments in education, and updates on the achievements of our UR BME students, faculty and staff. Three of our faculty members were inducted into AIMBE’s College of Fellows and several received honors for teaching and mentorship, while others developed exciting new industry partnerships to translate their research advances to commercial products and clinical practice. Catch up with our alumni and explore ways to stay engaged with our BME Department through volunteering, visiting, mentorship, and more. And be sure to check out the front and back covers featuring the groundbreaking research happening in the new labs of Professors Edmund Lalor and Ross Maddox (BME and Neuroscience).

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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.

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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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