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. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is one of the oldest academic programs in the United States.

Our research activities cover many areas of biomedical engineering, with unique strengths in cardiovascular biomechanics, biomedical optics and biomaterials. Although our faculty have broad interests and capabilities, the main thrusts of our graduate programs are in the areas of biomedical optical sensing and imaging, biomechanics, including emphasis on mechanobiology — the response of the biological system to stress. Research in each of these areas occurs at the whole body, tissue, cellular and molecular levels.

Research Areas by Professor

Daniel Alge

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue engineering
  • Medical devices

Corey J. Bishop

  • Biomaterials
  • Micro/nanotechnology
Saurabh Biswas
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics
  • Medical devices

Gerard L. Cote

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices
  • Micro/nanotechnology

John C. Criscione

  • Biosensors
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics
  • Cell and molecular biomechanics
  • Medical devices

Akhilesh Garharwar

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue engineering
  • Bioprinting
  • Stem cells
  • Genomics and epigenetics

Melissa A. Grunlan

  • Biomaterials
  • Medical devices
  • Tissue engineering

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie

  • Augmentation
  • Regenerative engineering
  • Diagnostics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Balakrishna Haridas

  • Regulatory strategy
  • Biomaterials
  • Minimally invasive interventions
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Pediatric devices

Wonmuk Hwang

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics
  • Cell and molecular biomechanics

Roozbeh Jafari

  • Biomedical optics
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices

Abhishek Jain

  • Microfluidics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Organ-on-chip
  • Vascular disease modeling
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Medical devices

Roland R. Kaunas

  • Biosensors
  • Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics

Samuel Mabbott

  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Biosensors and biomaterials

Duncan Maitland

  • Cardiovascular
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Biocompatibility
  • Minimally invasive research
  • Laser-tissue research
  • Pediatric devices
  • Medical devices

Kristen Maitland

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices

Mary McDougall

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices

Michael McShane

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices
  • Micro/nanotechnology

Roderic Pettigrew

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Bioengineering

Limei Tian

  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Medical devices
  • Micro/nanotechnology
  • Drug delivery

Vladislav Yakovlev

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical optics
  • Cell and molecular biomechanics
  • Biosensors

Alvin T. Yeh

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical optics
  • Tissue engineering/regenerative medicine