Biomedical engineers study and perform research on the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life.
The graduate program is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of students with varied backgrounds and prepare them for a career industry, government or academia.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC) 275, West Tower
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-0302
Hossein Tavana, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has developed a method to generate 3-D cultures of cancer cells that better model tumors in the body. These improved models have the potential to dramatically improve the screening and discovery of effective chemotherapeutics, Tavana says. Read full story.
Pictured: A 384-well plate containing culture media. Cancer cells are immersed in the media, where they aggregate into spheroids.
Biomedical engineer tops the list of "Best Jobs in America" according to CNNMoney. Why? "Every day, there's potential to create something groundbreaking." Read the full article and see what other jobs made the list.
Student Lindsey Montanari says students need the hands-on experience offered by the Co-op Program.