Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Our mission is to promote human health through education and research that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering. Our faculty members and students play leading roles from basic science discovery to the creation, clinical evolution, and commercialization of new technologies, devices and therapies. In short, we are “Engineering Better Health.”
Founded in 1968 as one of the first programs in the world, we have established highly successful and comprehensive programs in research and education. We consistently remain a top-ranked biomedical engineering program for both graduate and undergraduate studies according to U.S. News & World Report. At the cornerstone of our success is active collaboration, which is embodied by intensive interactions between students and faculty members in classrooms and research laboratories. Our program includes:
• Twenty-two primary faculty members: an increase of 70 percent in 10 years
• Three joint appointments with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Chemical Engineering and Radiology
• Sixty associated faculty members
• Over 1600 alumni
• Approximately 550 students: 400 undergraduates and 150 graduates
• Total research awards of over $41.7 million or, on average, $2.4 million per faculty member
• Forty-nine patents issued and 40 pending, representing 16 percent of the invention disclosures at the university
The strength of our program is enhanced by our prime location in close proximity to world-class medical facilities and institutions, including Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC), Cleveland Clinic, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. A significant number of our faculty members from the institutions carry joint appointments in our department. The result is an energetic environment that yields great advances in research and scholarship for our students, the establishment of numerous research centers focused on important biomedical engineering problems, and the translation of breakthrough research from bench to bedside.
Our department continues to evolve to match the accelerated pace of biomedical engineering developments in the clinic and the marketplace. If you would like to join our department as a student or research collaborator, or learn more about biomedical engineering, I encourage you to visit our web site at http://bme.case.edu
, contact our faculty members, or stop by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
Robert Kirsch, Ph.D
Chairman, Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University