Biomedical Devices

In the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), we are actively using concepts from engineering and biology to develop novel biomedical devices and biotechnologies that can transform patient care. Leveraging the unparalleled resources at the Materials Research Institute, we are developing lab-on-chip and non-invasive devices for rapid diagnosis, cell separation, and biosensing. Additionally, BME has a long history in artificial heart research, with current work focusing on ventricular assist devices in collaboration with Penn State Hershey.

BioPhotonics and Ultrasound Imaging Lab

raj kothapalli

Raj Kothapalli

Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab

keefe manning

Keefe Manning

Systematic Bioengineering Lab

pak kin wong

Pak Kin Wong

Transformative Biomaterials and Biotechnology Lab

jian yang

Jian Yang



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614