Neural, Immune, and Cardiovascular Engineering

Penn State is a major strength in cardiovascular engineering with ongoing research into the molecular cellular, tissue, physiological and artificial organ levels of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, and development of the artificial heart. Neural engineering investigates brain function, and develops new tools to interrogate and control neural activity. Immunoengineering involves understanding and regulating the immune system, and uses tools from biomaterials and drug delivery, and cell and molecular biology.

Cellular Biomechanics Lab

cheng dong lab

Cheng Dong

Human Stem Cell Engineering Lab

Xiaojun Lian

Xiaojun Lian

Multimodal and Computational Neuroimaging Lab

xiao liu

Xiao Liu

Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab

keefe manning

Keefe Manning

Precision Therapeutics and Bioresponsive Materials Lab

scott medina

Scott Medina

Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab

justin prichard

Justin Pritchard

Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials Lab

yong wang

Yong Wang

Transformative Biomaterials and Biotechnology Lab

jian yang

Jian Yang

Translational Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience Lab

nanyin zhang

Nanyin Zhang

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