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.
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 a new drug
delivery method to target cancer cells - not the entire body - and
limit the side effects of chemotherapy. This image shows a
nanoballoon before (left) and after (right) being hit by a red
laser. The laser causes the balloon to pop open and release the
anti-cancer drugs directly at a tumor. Credit: Jonathan
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Under development at UB, the contrast agent could provide
noninvasive, real-time views of the small intestine, alllowing
easier diagnosis of IBS, celiac disease and other ailments. Click for full article
In our third graduating class, we have 29 seniors completing the
Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, and one
student graduating with a Master of Science in Biomedical
Engineering. Watch the ceremony here.