Our faculty work in collaborative laboratories spanning all
three University at Buffalo campuses. The partnerships they build
within industry and across departments allows them to direct
research at the forefront of the biomedical engineering
Our 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.
Our researchers developed 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 Lovell.
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.
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
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science and the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, our faculty and students work on
projects without limitations or departmental boundaries.