HIGHLIGHTS IN BME

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently released a list of 14 "Grand Challenges for Engineering" that must be addressed in order to achieve a sustainable, economically robust, and politically stable future for our children and our children's children.

HIGHLIGHTS IN BME

A new technology to exponentially improve blood-screening for transfusions has leapfrogged its way from Duke University lab to corporate development. In an unusually streamlined tech-transfer deal, a two-year-old startup company founded by Duke bioengineers was acquired last week by industry giant Immucor, paving the way for the innovation to benefit patients much sooner than usual.

HIGHLIGHTS IN BME

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up the brain.

HIGHLIGHTS IN BME

Jonathan Viventi will join the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering in November 2014. After helping to develop the technology behind 4G cellular networks, he decided to use his knowledge of advanced wireless and electronic devices to try to tap into a much faster network—the human brain.

HIGHLIGHTS IN BME

Nimmi Ramanujam has been named the inaugural Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. The new named professorship was made possible by a generous gift from Suzie W. and Fred M. Fehsenfeld Jr., who earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Duke in 1973. The professorship was named for Robert W. “Judge” Carr Jr. E’71, senior...

Welcome to Duke BME

Consistently ranked as one of the top biomedical engineering programs in the nation, Duke BME combines a hands-on educational experience and an interdisciplinary research environment that prepares graduates to be leaders in integrating engineering and biology to detect and treat human diseases.

A unique aspect of the program is the integration of research and education. Over two-thirds of the undergraduates are involved in independent study research. The doctoral program offers students early immersion into research. Due to the proximity of the Medical School and Health System, collaborative projects provide opportunities for students to do research with Medical School faculty. BME faculty are actively involved in various Centers and Institutes throughout the University, providing a very rich research and educational environment. The Coulter Translational Research Fund provides support for promising research that has the potential to address an unmet clinical need.  

Current departmental research activities include biomechanics of cells and hard and soft tissues; injury biomechanics; biomolecular and tissue engineering; electrical activity of the heart; neural engineering; biomedical optics, biophotonics and ultrasound imaging systems