The Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be an influential leader and have a widespread impact on medical advancements developed through novel scientific and engineering discoveries and ideas.


To promote, enable, and lead innovative partnerships for research in biomedical science and engineering, inspired by opportunities for clinical translation. The Pritzker Institute enhances biomedical science and engineering research activities at Illinois Institute of Technology by developing and coordinating relationships and programs with traditional science and engineering departments within the university, as well as with outside institutions.

In 1982 the Pritzker Institute was established with an endowment from Robert A. Pritzker (IE ’46) to be a research-oriented institute for performing and promoting the translation of engineering to the clinic. Initially, the institute was focused on electrophysiology and rehabilitative medicine. Later, the research activities under the institute were broadened.  Presently, the topical thrust of the institute is translational medical technology. In addition to five research centers, individual faculty members have institute affiliations. Graduate student Pritzker Fellows represent the next generation of scientists and engineers pursuing biomedical science and engineering research.