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Armour College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

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.

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Faculty Research

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.

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Student Research

Participate in breakthrough research with our biomedical engineering faculty, applying real-world applications and discovering solutions to issues that impact communities across the globe.

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Student Organizations

Our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop professional skills through student-run organizations, department workshops, seminars, and networking events.

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“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.”

Emmalee Ciriacks (Biomedical Engineering/M.S. Chemical Engineering ’21)

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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wishnick Hall
3255 South Dearborn Street, Suite 314
Chicago, IL 60616