BioMEMS/NEMS and Medical Devices

Biological Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

Biological Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems research focuses on lab-on-chip devices for in vitro diagnosis, cell separation, and biosensing. Micro and nanofabrication is carried out both in faculty labs and in the Materials Characterization Lab, which is part of the Materials Research Institute.

Systematic Bioengineering Lab

pak kin wong

Pak Kin Wong

Micro and Nano Integrated Biosystem Lab

siyang zheng

Siyang Zheng

Materials Characterization Lab

materials characterization lab

Materials Research Institute

materials research institute

Artificial Heart Research

Penn State has a long history in Artificial Heart research, with current work focusing on ventricular assist devices in collaboration with Penn State Hershey.

Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab

keefe manning

Keefe Manning

Research Areas in Bioengineering


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614