The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron


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.

Our program allows undergraduate students to specialize in biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, or instrumentation, signals and imaging.

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.

Learn more about the Biomedical Engineering Department and read the message from the Chair.



Dr. Victor H. Barocas from University of Minnesota will present "Multiscale Modeling of Fibrous Tissues" on Friday, February 27 from 12-1 p.m. in the Polymer Engineering Academic Center, Room 130, 250S. Forge St. View abstract. All BME seminars are free and open to the public.


Department of Biomedical Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC) 275, West Tower
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-0302


Undergraduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering    Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Professor Liu's breast cancer research featured

Dr. Yang Liu's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)-funded research is highlighted on the CDMRP website. Read the article.

  • Tavana named to elite class of young innovators

    Dr. Hossein Tavana, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 13 professors recognized by Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) as a 2014 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

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