Biomedical Engineering

With more than $12.8 million in annual research expenditures, nearly 100 patents, and 13 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!

Research Areas

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 Undergraduate Experience


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.

BME Graduate Experience

Outstanding Faculty

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is home to 21 core faculty, 6 instructional faculty, and over 50 affiliates. Our professors are recognized for their research and teaching excellence, with 38% earning a prestigious NSF CAREER award. Additionally, of our tenured faculty, 70% have been recognized for their research excellence through a distinguished professorship or election as a fellow in national societies such as AIMBE.

Open Positions

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BME Seminar Series

Monday, September 25, 2017

12-1 PM in Tong Auditorium (1003 Engineering Centers)

Static & Dynamic Measures of Human Brain Connectivity Predict Complementary Aspects of Human Cognitive Performance 

Presented by

Michael Deem

Department Chair of Bioengineering & John W. Cox Professor in Biochemical & Genetic Engineering at Rice University