Committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and innovation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is producing the next generation of biomedical engineers, developing new technologies and new jobs, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care. Graduate students participate in ground-breaking research in sensing and imaging, biomedical optics, cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology, and biomaterials. These concepts are applied and studied at whole body, tissue, cellular and molecular levels.
Research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering is devoted to the entire scope of medical intervention, including engineering-based research on fundamental physiology and pathophysiology, research on new technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and the development and design of new medical devices. Research conducted in this department 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.
Our outstanding 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. Not only are our faculty members exceptional leaders in the field of biomedical engineering, they are committed to our core mission of serving our students, the State of Texas and the biomedical engineering profession.
The $104 million, 212,000-square-foot Emerging Technologies Building for interdisciplinary engineering education, research and service houses two major engineering and research departments, offices, state-of-the-art computer-based classrooms and laboratories, wet laboratories, and a large-scale visualization room.