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Bioengineering Research Overview

Bioengineering research at the University of Pittsburgh incorporates the application of engineering and biologic principles, methods, and technology in two broad areas: scientific inquires into fundamental biological phenomena; development of instrumentation, materials, devices, and systems relative to application in the biological sciences and medicine. Active, externally funded areas of research include: computer processing of biologically derived signals; computer analysis of radiographic, ultrasonic, and nuclear magnetic resonance images; development of prostheses, artificial organs, and implantable sensors; development of medically related instrumentation; mathematical modeling of physiological systems; tissue engineering; environmental control technology using biological and physical chemical techniques; biomaterials and biocompatibility; musculoskeletal biomechanics and sports medicine; cardiovascular biomechanics; and, rehabilitation biomechanics.

Click here to learn more about the specific research interests of our primary and secondary bioengineering faculty. 

The Department has recently undertaken a major organizational thrust in Translational Research. Translational Research at Pittsburgh aims to improve patient care and accelerate the delivery of healthcare technology from academia to the patient via a Bedside to Bench to Business to Bedside (B4) paradigm.


These institutions and departments are affiliated with the Bioengineering Department, sharing faculty who advise our graduate students, teach courses, and play other central roles in our department.