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DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING

Shalini Prasad

Prasad Named Department Head

Shalini Prasad, an interdisciplinary researcher who helped shaped the department, was noted for her productivity and leadership in the classroom and lab.
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Meyers and Hays

Study: VNS Shows Promise for Improving Peripheral Nerve Recovery

Researchers, led by Eric Meyers PhD’17 (left) and Dr. Seth Hays, used vagus nerve stimulation in a recent study to reverse brain dysfunction caused by damage to peripheral nerves.
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Dr. David Schmidtke

Team’s Fabricated Corneal Tissue Allows Closer Look at How Eyes Heal

Funded by a National Institutes of Health grant, Dr. David Schmidtke and his team are developing new ways to study the eye’s repair mechanisms — knowledge that may lead to new therapies and treatments. read more


We actively pursue research that leads to tech and knowledge transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship.

BIOENGINEERING OVERVIEW

The Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas offers an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering as part of collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 

The Bioengineering Difference

Students with Professor at Graduation

Academics

With access to advanced technology, highly trained engineers, and clinicians and practitioners in the field; we provide a unique environment that cultivates creativity. Learn More

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Faculty

Our faculty work in a range of disciplines and conduct groundbreaking research; as leaders in their fields, they provide students with a myriad of opportunities Learn More

Bioengineering Science Building

Facilities

The $108 million, 220,000-square-foot Bioengineering and Sciences Building recently opened and houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for conducting cutting-edge research. Learn More

Students working in Dr. Leonidas Bleris' Research Lab

Research

Our bioengineers work at the intersection of engineering and the life sciences, developing new technologies that improve people’s health and well-being. Learn More


Our Approach

We have incorporated hands-on learning opportunities into our curriculum. Each semester, students are presented with engineering problems and are given the training and guidance needed to create highly technical solutions to these problems. Students are trained on the use of advanced bench top engineering equipment from network analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, and function generators so they can design, test and build medical devices.

Bioengineering undergraduate students attend the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting in Philadelphia
Bioengineering students attend the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting in Philadelphia October 2019

Students graduate from our program with the ability to develop medical devices or successfully navigate medical school.

At a Glance

95
Peer Reviewed Publications

(Journal articles, book chapters and editorials)

3
Research Assistants Supported per faculty member on average

6
PhD & 31 MS degrees awarded in 2019

20%
Grant Hit Rate

$17M
In research expenditures

$19M+
awarded in grant funding

100+
grant proposals submitted totaling requests over $84M

#3
ranked Biomedical Engineering program
among TX public universities

Latest News

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Announcements

The Distinguished Seminar Series in Bioengineering

Distingushed Bioengineering Seminar Series

Giving

With your support, our researchers can continue to innovate and push the limits of science and engineering to improve human health

Render of the Bioengineering Science Building