Facts & Figures

Rankings

Biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University has been a degree-granting program since 1972 and has been ABET-accredited since 1977. The department's graduate program is ranked 16th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report (Best Grad Schools, Engineering 2015).

Students

Enrollment (Fall 2016)

Undergraduate - 356 (sophomore to senior)
Graduate - 127
Total Enrollment - 483 

Diversity

Undergraduate - 47% female, 23% minority
Graduate - 35% female, 17% minority

Degrees Awarded
(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Bachelor's - 72
Master's - 11
Ph.D. - 12

Student Quality (Fall 2015)

National Merit Scholars - 9
National Hispanic Scholars  - 9

Faculty

Our faculty members are involved in research from the macroscopic to the nanoscale in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic systems, imaging systems, soft and hard tissue biomechanics, tissue characterizations, biomaterials used in the human body, orthopedic biomechanics, FDA regulatory practices, bioinstrumentation, measurement and analysis of human body signals, and analysis of the interaction between humans and medical devices. In addition, they have strong collaborations with medical and veterinary schools as well as various other departments throughout the university and around the world. 

• 22 tenured/ tenure-track faculty
• 6 NSF Early Investigator Awards
• 3 endowed professorships
• 16 joint appointments, 8 adjunct, 5 courtesy, 3 professors of practice, 1 emeritus professor
• 29 editorships and editorial board memberships
• 12 Fellow grades in professional societies 

Research

research fact sheetOur research has resulted in new patents, new companies and new economic activity. With increasing demands for quality medical devices, procedures and improved cost-effectiveness, we are positioned to lead the way in the development, testing and commercialization of products, systems and technologies.

• $7.6 M in Research Expenditures (2016)
• 67 patents & disclosures filed and 11 start-up companies created, including one exit through acquisition by Medtronic, Inc.
• 100 refereed journal papers in 2015

Areas of Study

Biomaterials
Biomechanics
Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation
Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Optics
Biomedical Signal Processing
Biophotonics
Cardiac, Vascular and Cellular Mechanics
Computational Mechanics
Computer Simulation of Biomolecules
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nano and Micro Biosensing and Imaging
Polymer Colloids and Hydrogels
Tissue Engineering