Our History

2007-2009

  • 2007: Proposal submitted to John R. Oishei Foundation for funding to establish new program in Biomedical Engineering
  • 2008: Funding of $3 million awarded with UB committing to raise additional $1 million in 2009
  • April 2009: Dr. Alexander Cartwright in named Chair
  • July 2009: Proposal for new Bachelor of Science degree submitted to New York State Education Department (NYSED)

2010-2011

  • January 2010: NYSED approves Biomedical Engineering bachelor's degree
  • Spring 2010: First tenure-track faculty hired
  • June 2010: Dr. David Kofke and Albert H. Titus named co-chairs
  • August 2010: First freshmen admitted into Biomedical Engineering
  • May 2011: BME advisory board hold first meeting
  • July 2011: Proposals for Master of Science and PhD program submitted to NYSED

2012-2013

  • January 2012: BME begins full occupation of Bonner Hall
  • April 2012: Graduate programs approved by NYSED
  • May 2012: First students graduate with BS in Biomedical Engineering
  • June 2012: Albert H. Titus named Chair
  • August 2012: First graduate students matriculate into the department
  • Spring 2013: Biomedical Engineering student enrollment surpasses 200