Computational Modeling of Biological Systems

Computational tools enable bioengineers to gain unique insights into the complexity of biological systems, especially when closely integrating with experimentation. Leveraging the advancing computing resources available at Penn State, our department utilizes computational and numerical approaches to investigate numerous biological processes and systems, including the function of the human brain, coordinated cell activities, molecular motor dynamics, cancer progression, and the musculoskeletal system.

Active Biomaterials Lab

igor aronson

Igor Aronson

Molecular Biomechanics Lab

william hancock

William Hancock

Decision Neuroscience Lab

Nina Lauharatanahirun

Nina Lauharatanahirun

Multimodal and Computational Neuroimaging Lab

xiao liu

Xiao Liu

Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab

keefe manning

Keefe Manning

Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab

justin prichard

Justin Pritchard

Movement of the Upper Limb and Shoulder Lab (MUSL)

meghan vidt

Meghan Vidt



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