Making a Difference
Paul Campagnola and team use 3D printing of tiny biomimetic models created from images of cancer to study the disease. Read more.
Through advanced CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers are able to identify a protein crucial to stem cell survival and self-renewal. Read more.
The advance, published by David Beebe in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Integrative Biology, could mean a giant step forward in efforts to tailor medical treatment plans to individual patients. Read More.
Professor Shaoqin "Sarah" Gong is part of a research team that looked to wood for a breakthrough in sustainable, flexible electronics. Read more.
Synthetic neural cells may provide an answer to patients with spinal cord or brain injuries. Read more.
With more than $12.8 million in annual research expenditures and over 100 patents and 9 startups, our faculty and students are at the forefront of scientific discovery and clinical translation. Come join our nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students and see for yourself the many reasons why BME at UW-Madison is an exciting place to be!
Unique Educational Experiences
UW-Madison offers unique opportunities for students to become involved in the practice of biomedical engineering from the minute they set foot on campus. A core element of our undergraduate curriculum is our design series, which engages students in real-life engineering challenges throughout their time at UW-Madison.
BME graduate students engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research with labs from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Letters and Sciences. Many of our students are supported through competitive national fellowships or training grants, and benefit from unique professional development resources such as the Delta Program.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is home to 20 core faculty, 6 instructional faculty, and over 50 affiliates. Our professors are recognized for their research and teaching excellence, with 35% earning a NSF CAREER award. Additionally, of our tenured faculty, over 60% have been recognized for their research excellence through a distinguished professorship or election as a fellow in national societies such as AIMBE.