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. 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

Brian Applegate

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Bio Sensors

Corey J. Bishop

  • Biomaterials
  • Micro/Nanotechnology

Gerard L. Cote

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Bio Sensors
  • Medical Devices

John C. Criscione

  • Bio Sensors
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cell & Molecular Biomechanics
  • Medical Devices

Melissa A. Grunlan

  • Biomaterials
  • Medical Devices
  • Tissue Engineering

Wonmuk Hwang

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cell & Molecular Biomechanics

Roozbeh Jafari

  • Biomedical Optics
  • Bio Sensors
  • Medical Devices

Abhishek Jain

  • Bio Sensors
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cell & Molecular Biomechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Micro/Nanotechnology
  • Tissue Engineering

Javier Jo

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Optics

Roland R. Kaunas

  • Bio Sensors
  • Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics

Kristen Maitland

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Cell & Molecular Biomechanics
  • Bio Sensors
  • Medical Devices

Michael McShane

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Bio Sensors
  • Medical Devices
  • Micro/Nanotechnology

Alvin T. Yeh

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Micro/Nanotechnology