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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

Alumna Named Top Innovator

The 2006 graduate receives the title of "Pioneer" for her development of a "heart on a chip". 


Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship

This promising doctoral student will be receive funding from this award until she receives her PhD.


Undergraduate EWH Team wins Award

For the third straight year, BME students have been part of a team who has taken home a $3000 prize!


Graduate Student Wins Award

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


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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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