Illinois Tech's biomedical engineering program prepares students for leadership positions within some of today's most promising and challenging careers in medicine, research, and industry. Gain the knowledge and expertise to develop innovative medical solutions to industry-sponsored projects.
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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Illinois Tech offers a distinctive education and unique research program focused on using science and technology to address current and emerging human health problems. Faculty research areas of expertise include medical imaging; machine learning; molecular imaging; signal and image processing; cancer research; and neural prostheses.
At the undergraduate level, our department offers a four-year engineering curriculum leading to a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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A multidisciplinary team of Illinois Institute of Technology professors led by Professor of Chemistry Rong Wang received an award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a device that will...
Kenneth Tichauer, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, is developing pioneering cancer imaging techniques to allow surgeons to see cancer cells in the...
While there is currently no cure for blindness, a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system has undergone its first successful implantation, bringing with it the potential to restore partial vision...
Our biomedical engineering faculty research efforts focus in the areas of cell and tissue engineering, medical imaging, and neural engineering. Research expertise includes machine learning, molecular imaging, and neural prostheses.Learn More
Participate in breakthrough research with our biomedical engineering faculty, applying real-world applications and discovering solutions to issues that impact communities across the globe.Learn More
Our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop professional skills through student-run organizations, department workshops, seminars, and networking events.Get Started
“I visited a lot of schools that focused on engineering and almost all of them said not to go into research as a biomedical engineer—do instrumentation or make machines for hospitals. But I didn’t want to do that. I wanted the engineering to be on live cells and tissues. When I came to Illinois Tech I was told that cell and tissue engineering is our largest program of all the specializations in biomedical engineering. I thought that even if it was more challenging for me to find a job, I could at least go to a school that would encourage me to pursue what I want. That’s why I chose Illinois Tech.”
Chris Osswald brings patients cutting-edge medical devices that could change—or save—their lives.Chris Osswald (Biomedical Engineering ’10, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering ’15)
Teni Akinwale explores the world of research through Armour R&D.Teni Akinwale (Biomedical Engineering 4th Year)
Experience in the Armour R&D program helped Victor Quiroz find his path to a career in biomedical engineering research.Victor Quiroz (Biomedical Engineering ’20)
Laasya Devi Annepureddy uses undergraduate research opportunities to contribute to more equitable health solutions.Laasya Devi Annepureddy (Biomedical Engineering 4th Year)
Deborah Adesina achieved her dream of conducting biomedical research beyond the classroom. This one-of-a-kind experience brings her one step closer to launching a career in research and development.Deborah Adesina (Biomedical Engineering/M.A.S. Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)
Brianna McKenna’s linguistics electives led to a minor, which then led to a conversation with her professors—and a new direction for her life’s path.Brianna McKenna (BME ’19)