Welcome to the Biomedical Engineering Homepage!
Engineering (BME) is a closely related network of life sciences, the
physical sciences and engineering. It is a field in which engineering
principles and techniques are applied to the life sciences and
medicine. It covers a wide spectrum of activities which includes the
development of artificial organs and limbs, implantable medical
devices, tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, computing in
medical research and diagnosis, signal or image processing, clinical
engineering, rehabilitation engineering and cardiovascular,
neurological, and respiratory engineering. The diagnostic and
therapeutic tools available to the physician entering the twenty-first
century represent complex and intricate applications of engineering.
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at the University of Miami emphasizes
excellence in education and research, while keeping in par with the
growing technology. Due to favorable relative numbers of faculty and
students, individual students receive personal attention.
The faculty of
the Biomedical Department are internationally recognized leaders in
their fields and conduct sponsored research annually. Areas of active
research within the department include Biomedical instrumentation and
devices, Biomedical signal and image processing, Applications of
computers to diagnostic and therapeutic systems, Neurosensory and
neuromuscular systems and devices, Biomedical optics and lasers, Tissue
engineering, Biomechanics, Biofluid dynamics and Rehabilitation
mission of the biomedical engineering program is to prepare students to
become knowledgeable and skilled engineers with an understanding of the
ethical and other professional aspects of biomedical engineering.
Design skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of
a team are emphasized.