The BME core courses provide hands-on engineering experiences
that involve design and modeling. Our students are encouraged to
explore particular interests in greater depth. Students have
numerous opportunities to participate in research and watch medical
discoveries move from bench to bedside.
Combining knowledge of the human system and engineering-based
quantitative problem-solving skills, Biomedical Engineering is at
the forefront of research and development today. Spanning
both the School of Medicine & Biomedical Science and the School
of Engineering & Applied Science, our faculty and students work
on projects without limitations or departmental boundaries.
We provide the environment for you to excel. Our faculty
members work closely with students as part of their research
activities, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed for
them to become successful researchers themselves.
UB Biomedical Engineering Researchers Develop "Colored
Microbubbles" to Help Doctors See Inside our Bodies. In a
study appearing on the cover of the Journal of the American
Chemical Society, Dr. Jonathan Lovell describes a
groundbreaking process to improve medical imaging.
Commited to developing safer, organic nanoparticles that will allow superior treatment options for cancer theraphy, Dr. Lovell recently discovered a new class of nanoparticle, porphysomes, that accumulate in tumors and can be heated using a laser...
Nanoparticles can be used to fight cancer, but, uncontrolled in the environment, they can be a health risk. Dr. Yun’s research span these areas to include developing engineered theranostics and multifunctional nanoparticles...
Tissue engineering has long held promise for building new organs to replace damaged body parts. Dr. Sarkar's research focuses on overcoming the challenging of growing cells and organizing them into 3-dimensional functional structures...
What can cell stiffness tell us about the health of tissues? Dr. Zhao’s research involves stressing tissues to better understand cell and tissue mechanics using novel magnetic microsystems, and the fabrication of biomaterials for tissue engineering...
The human body is a harsh environment for implanted devices. A device in contact with human tissue must deal with a combination of galvanic corrosion, stress-enhanced crack growth, biofilm growth and immune response attack...
Adapting electronics to function in, on and around the body to improve human health and well-being is the focus of Dr. Titus’ research. For example, the days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over...
Understanding what happens at the bone-implant interface can only develop better orthopaedic implants. Dr. Ehrensberger has developed a novel cell culture chamber that allows for simultaneous assessment of the interfacial electrochemistry...
Biomedical imaging is one of the most important enabling technologies in healthcare today. Imaging allows us to see objects, structures, and biological processes unreachable by human vision, providing tremendous opportunities to study biology...