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Established in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks to provide a first-class engineering education that prepares students for a variety of careers. Our department builds upon a long tradition of commitment to first-class teaching and research. Particularly in partnership with the world-renowned School of Medicine, our research seeks to bring innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to advancing basic science and to allow us to better understand, diagnose and treat human diseases. We are committed to providing outstanding training to the next generation of biomedical engineers that will lead to successful, productive careers.


  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Imaging Technologies
  • Molecular, Cellular and Systems Engineering
  • Neural Engineering

Featured News

Professor receives a nearly $1.9M grant from DARPA

Device developed at Washington University may allow sensations in prosthetic hands


Locusts provide insight into brain response to stimuli, senses

By training a type of grasshopper to recognize odors, a team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis is learning more about the brain and how it processes information from its senses.


Undergraduates and faculty receive top honors

Fourteen undergraduates and one professor were recognized on April 15.


Outstanding Faculty Mentor

BME Professor received this special award on Thursday, April 9.


High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain

Using photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), Lihong Wang, PhD, was able to take images of brain functions at considerably faster rates than with previously used imaging methods


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Dennis Barbour
Dennis Barbour
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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker Hall, Campus Box 1097, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-7208, Fax: (314) 935-7448