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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 20 core faculty, 2 lecturers, 60-plus affiliated faculty, more than 350 undergraduate and 152 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.

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 funded 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.


Senior design device put to the test

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


Students honored by NSF

Nine students were recognized by the National Science Foundation


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.


Student awarded national scholarship

Junior Eric Hsu is wins prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship


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.


Efimov Lab creates an inexpensive implantable device

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


Faculty Profile

Donald Elbert
Donald Elbert
Associate Professor
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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