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Research Areas in Biomedical Engineering

Penn State biomedical engineers are building a healthier world!

Our student researchers are involved in a number of projects that transcend the classroom walls — they are developing life-saving technologies that sustain health, fight diseases, and regenerate vitality.

Penn State research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association, among many others.

Explore our research areas and see if Penn State is the right place for you.



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

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614