Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Our highly-ranked department benefits from a longstanding, extensive and collegial partnership with our world-renowned School of Medicine. We seek to provide a first-class undergraduate engineering-based education to prepare students for a variety of careers. Our graduate training focuses on cutting-edge research which endeavors to encompass modern, interdisciplinary approaches to advancing basic science with the hope of better understanding, diagnosing and treating human diseases. Major research thrusts are:

  • biomaterials and tissue engineering (BTE)
  • cardiovascular engineering (CVE)
  • imaging technologies (IT)
  • molecular, cellular and systems engineering (MSCE)
  • neural engineering (NE)

We have 18.5 core faculty, 2 lecturers, 60-plus affiliated faculty, more than 408 undergraduate and 121 doctoral students. The department is housed in two superb, modern teaching and research facilities, The Uncas A. Whitaker Hall for Biomedical Engineering (2002) and in a portion of the Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall (2010) which provides expansion space for our dynamic, still-growing department.

Prof. M.S. Wong of HKPU guides BME seniors, Emily Kenney and Quinn Kern Allely, through obtaining correct measurements for the patient's orthotic.

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Graduate Student Wins Award

PhD candidate in the Lab of Dr. Samuel Wickline is honored for his highly rated abstract.

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Faculty member featured on PBtS Podcast

Dr. Kurt Thoroughman shares his love of science and engineering education on People Behind the Science.

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Senior design device put to the test

The "Transradial Prosthetic Arm" design now called 3D Robotic Arm is getting media attention.

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Demo Day is a success

IDEA Labs honors two teams at their first Demo Day.

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Students honored by NSF

Nine students were recognized by the National Science Foundation

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Student is named Finalist and awarded $10,000

The Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) recognizes the work of graduate student, Xinyu David Song.

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Student awarded national scholarship

Junior Eric Hsu is wins prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

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BME-affiliated faculty member earns prestigious award

James G. Miller, MA, PhD has been honored by AIUM for his work in the field of ultrasound.

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Faculty featured on "The Domain Tech Report"

Igor Efimov, PhD talks about his research and findings on Techli TV.

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Efimov Lab creates an inexpensive implantable device

Findings are published online in Nature Communications Feb. 25, 2014.

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Graduate students win award

The 58th Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society was a success for 2 students.

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Olin Fellows Announced

BME is represented among the awardees.

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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