Department of Biomedical Engineering

Letter from the Chair

John Georgiadis

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) 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.

In addition to being excellent teachers, our BME faculty perform research on the forefront of their areas of expertise. One such area is the engineering of functional tissues to serve as replacements for damaged tissues, models of disease systems (such as diabetes), or tools for drug delivery or screening. A second area is the non-invasive and accurate imaging of the human brain, solid tumors, and retina. A third area is the development of technologies for sensory and motor control of movement, methods for brain stimulation to control epilepsy, and implantable neural interfaces for rehabilitation.

There are many opportunities for you to be involved in these and other projects related to the broad field of biomedical engineering as an undergraduate researcher or an intern. By taking advantage of distinctive education programs and the multitude of collaborations of our faculty with major clinical facilities and companies in the greater Chicago area, you will gain the experience and sophistication required to begin your desired career path quickly after graduation.

John G. Georgiadis
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
R.A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering