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Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Program provides students with the knowledge and tools to develop revolutionary healthcare devices, procedures, and treatment strategies for the 21st century. Students are trained to innovate at the intersection of biology and medicine. Coursework covers the study of forces, motions, shape changes and the biomechanics of biological tissues and organ systems. Students examine healthy, diseased and healing tissues to create the next generation of therapies

Hands-on training is stressed in biomedical engineering at UC. Students gain professional industry experience through the Cooperative Education Program with companies such as Atricure, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Biomet & Depuy, and with research laboratories in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Medicine, and in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Biomedical engineering students have the choice of two distinct tracks:

Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MDIE)

Design surgical instruments, biotechnology, artificial organs, and care delivery systems in coordination with medical practitioners and clinicians.

Research Translational Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RTIE)

Design, conduct, and analyze research at the cutting edge of tissue engineering, biomechanics, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, and medical imaging


UC engineering students help Venti-Now develop low-cost...

July 8, 2020

Two University of Cincinnati biomedical engineering students, Jacquelyn Chapman and Johnathan Wisecarver, are making a tangible impact working with Venti-Now, a nonprofit, start-up company launched in Cincinnati in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to develop a new low-cost ventilators that could be used in impoverished areas. Their professor, Peter Campbell, lends his expertise as medical team leader. UC Health and UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science helped provide Venti-Now with medical testing and consultation.

Biomedical engineering student defines success as 'rising...

July 1, 2020

Biomedical engineering student FearGod "F.G." Okwubido-Williams followed a nontraditional path to the University of Cincinnati. Determined to go to a top medical school in the United States, he moved from his home in Nigeria to Indiana to attend a community college. After he earned an associate's degree in science, he came to UC for his undergraduate degree, where he has thrived and taken on leadership roles in various student organizations because he wanted to make a positive impact on others.

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