Why Biomedical Engineering?


Jill Higginson, BMEG 310 where students are performing "tests" on leg bones.

Biomedical engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to the study of biology, medicine and health. Our undergraduate program provides a broad background in chemical, mechanical, materials science and electrical engineering, and it prepares students for careers in biomedical research with a quantitative engineering emphasis. It is also designed to provide students with sufficient coursework for advanced training at graduate, medical or physical therapy schools or in other allied health professions. Our graduate program builds upon the established biomedical research strength at the University and trains future generations of researchers and professionals who will play a key role in multi- and interdisciplinary teams that bridge the gap between engineering and the biological sciences.

Biomedical Engineering Admissions Video


Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium


BME Research Symposium March 16, 2016

Research Symposium Agenda – Click Image to view/download PDF

BME Research Symposium

March 16, 2016 at Clayton Hall


Biomedical Engineering will hold a research symposium to celebrate the successes of 2015, and will feature the breadth of biomedical research at Delaware with faculty talks as well as student research poster presentations. We invite all students, faculty, and external professionals who are interested in and those who currently collaborate with the Biomedical Engineering field to register their attendance. Full and partial registration (free) can be completed at the BME Research Symposium Registration Page by 2/19. Please contact Laura Edmanson (302-831-4578) in the BME office for any questions or issues with registration.



Clinical Immersion Poster Session – Friday, February 5th

BMEG 350: Clinical Immersion for Engineers Presents:


Poster Session
Friday, February 5th
AI DuPont Hospital for Children Auditorium
Event Flyer


Engineering students will present posters describing their clinical immersion experience and detailing one or more unmet clinical need(s) with potential engineering solutions they identified during their clinical immersion experience. All are invited to attend! Contact Dr. Elisa Arch (schranke@udel.edu) with any questions.




Elliott published in Nature Materials


Elliott Fibrous Tissue Dr. Dawn Elliott’s research shows that tiny non-fibrous regions within fibrous tissue affect behavior as reported in their Jan 4 publication in Nature Materials. Their findings were supported by collaboration with Dr. Robert Mauck’s lab (University of Pennsylvania), and Dr. Randall Duncan. Read More..


Gleghorn receives NSF grant to study the mechanics of lung development

lung cartoon

Diagram of mammalian lung

Jason Gleghorn has received a three-year grant from the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Program of the National Science Foundation to study smooth muscle contractions that occur in the developing mammalian lung. This research will determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying airway smooth muscle contractions and their role in airway branching. Deeper understanding of the mechanisms that cause the growth of the airways is of importance for understanding lung development in general and also for predicting, preventing, and repairing structural birth defects.


The gift of mobility

Kids with Confidence, a Delaware nonprofit program that helps children with physical "differences" regain their self-assurance [http://kidswithconfidence.org/], making a donation to Cole Galloway's "GoBabyGo!" pediatric mobility program. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware) A donation from Kids with Confidence to Go baby Go, led by BME affiliate Cole Galloway, will give a local child the gift of mobility in 2016. Read More..