- Donna Porcelli Graduate Program Coordinator p 585-275-3891 f 585-276-1999
To align with the Biomedical Engineering department’s research strengths, students should consider specializing in one of the following areas:
Mechanics of biological systems and living organisms. Studied on multiple levels, from nano-scale molecular interactions between proteins all the way up to whole body (organism) dynamics.
The interaction of sound energy with the body has many important roles and applications. topics include biomedical acoustics fields, ultrasound imaging, interactions of ultrasound energy and tissue, ultrasound-based therapies, and studies of hearing.
Development of new materials with dimensions on the order of tens to a few hundreds of nanometers. Bigger than what we normally consider
molecules and smaller than bulk materials, nanomaterials have emergent properties that are a direct result of their size.
Design and application of advanced optical techniques to solve pressing problems in medicine and biology.
Generation of living tissue ex vivo for replacement or therapeutic applications through materials development, biochemical manipulations, cell culture, and genetic engineering.
Covering a broad scope of hardware and software development including Ultrasound, MRI, and PET-CT.
The combination of quantitative method, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences has provided remarkable contributions to our understanding of biomedical phenomena, including pathologic processes.