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Doctor of Philosophy Engineering with a Concentration in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Biomedical Engineering Program

Michel Audette, Graduate Program Director

2123F Engineering Systems Building

The Biomedical Engineering graduate degree programs are available to full-time and part-time students seeking to improve their research and professional skills in biomedical engineering.  The programs strive to provide the highest quality engineering education at the graduate level, to engage in scholarly research at the forefront of biomedical engineering, and to serve the profession of biomedical engineering.  While the biomedical engineering program is administered by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the program is highly interdisciplinary and students are admitted from broad areas of engineering, science, and healthcare.  Cutting-edge research opportunities and instruction are offered in:

•    Bioelectrics and Pulsed Power
•    Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering
•    Cardiovascular Engineering
•    Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
•    Plasma Medicine
•    Systems Biology & Computational Bioengineering

Facilities: The Biomachina Laboratory; the Biomechanics Laboratory; Biomedical Devices and Biomanufacturing Lab; the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory; the Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory; the Machine Intelligence & HR Communications Lab; the Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory; the Medical Simulations Laboratory; the Plasma Engineering and Medicine Institute (PEMI); and the Virginia Institute for Imaging and Vision Analysis (VIIVA).

The program also has strong ties to several other on- and off-campus laboratories, including the Applied Research Center at the Jefferson National Laboratory, the Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation, the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Center for Bioelectronics, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC). Regional, national, and international clinical collaborators support the program.  These unique resources position the biomedical engineering program as a leader in education and research in the Southeast and nationally.