Bridging Campuses and Increasing Opportunities in STEM

Pitt and CMU will offer a joint MS-to-PhD program focused on AI, robotics, and neural engineering to increase the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering

Rural Health Centers Can Breathe Easy With the O2 Cube

The durable, solar-powered device is a cost-effective option to make medical oxygen more accessible in developing nations, and it received $50K at the Pitt Innovation Challenge

Newly Patented Device Anchored in 50+ Years of Musculoskeletal Research

A patent was issued for a magnesium-based suture anchor device developed by Pitt bioengineers and led by Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo

Making Waves in Predicting Aortic Aneurysms and Postpartum Complications

Pitt bioengineer Rama Mukkamala will study arterial waveforms as a predictive measure of aortic aneurysm size and fluid overload status in postpartum women

Capturing the Huge Impacts of Tiny Organisms

Pitt Chemical Engineer Receives $315K from NSF to Replicate Microbial Systems

Using Advanced Imaging to Study Sickle Cell Disease

Pitt’s Tamer Ibrahim uses recently optimized 7-Tesla MRI imaging technology to study SCD’s effect on the brain

Taking Charge: How to Use a Battery to Prevent Workplace Injury

Pitt’s Kurt Beschorner develops a test that uses a AA battery to measure shoe tread wear that can lead to slips and falls

Connecting the Dots Between Engagement and Learning

New collaborative research from CMU and Pitt examines how changes in internal states, such as engagement, can affect the learning process using BCI technology

Using a Machine Model to Predict Risk of Human Aneurysms

Pitt researchers will use an NIH award to create a model that can predict the eventual need for surgical intervention in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Welcome to the Bioengineering Department

The Department of Bioengineering combines hands-on experience with the solid fundamentals that students need to advance themselves in research, medicine, and industry. The Department has a long-standing and unique relationship with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and other academic departments at the University of Pittsburgh as well as neighboring Carnegie Mellon University. Our faculty are shared with these organizations, offering our graduate and undergraduate students access to state-of-the-art facilities and a wide array of research opportunities. We currently have 187 graduate students who are advised by some 100 different faculty advisers, pursuing graduate research across 17 Departments and five Schools. Our undergraduate class-size of approximately 50 students per year ensures close student-faculty interactions in the classroom and the laboratory.

The main engineering building is located next to the Medical Center in Oakland, an elegant university neighborhood with museums, parks, and great restaurants. Beautiful new facilities have also been built, a short shuttle ride from the main campus, along the Monongahela River, replacing the steel mills that once were there. Our department is growing rapidly, both in numbers of students and faculty, and in the funding and diversity of our research. The Pittsburgh bioengineering community is a vibrant and stimulating alliance of diverse components for which our department forms an essential and central connection.


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