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Bioengineers Develop Quick, Saliva-Based Detection Test for Marijuana

A research team led by Dr. Shalini Prasad created a sensor that uses saliva to rapidly report — within one minute — a subject’s level of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana.
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Open Rank Tenure System Faculty Positions

We are seeking applicants for open rank tenure-system faculty positions in the areas of Biomechanics/Tissue Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Engineering/Drug Delivery/Bioimaging, and Biomaterials/Smart Polymers/Bioelectronics.
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Alexandra Arteaga

Graduate Student Awarded Major NIH PhD Fellowship

Alexandra Arteaga, biomedical engineering student and research assistant in Dr. Danieli Rodrigues’ Biomaterials for Osseointegration and Novel Engineering (BONE) laboratory, recently earned a major research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.

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Jennifer Boothby

PhD Student Wins Materials Research Award

Bioengineering PhD student Jennifer Boothby recently was awarded a highly competitive silver award from the Materials Research Society.

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Dr. Alejandra González

Postdoctoral Research Associate Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Alejandra González, postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, was recently selected as a fellow of the Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) this summer.

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Bioengineering Welcomes Dr. Baowei Fei

Bioengineer Recognized Among Top in His Field with AIMBE Honor

Dr. Baowei Fei has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an honor that represents the top 2 percent of individuals in medical and biological engineering.

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Team Builds Low-Energy Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Hoyt and Team Receive Major Grant

Dr. Kenneth Hoyt recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study three-dimensional super-resolution ultrasound imaging (3D SR-US) for breast cancer.

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


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


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

Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega in his lab with a student


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


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


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

Peer Reviewed Publications

(Journal articles, book chapters and editorials)

Research Assistants Supported per faculty member on average

PhD & 29 MS degrees awarded

Grant Hit Rate

External research expenditures

awarded in grant funding

grant proposals submitted totaling requests over $84M

ranked Biomedical Engineering program
among TX public universities


The Distinguished Seminar Series in Bioengineering

Distingushed Bioengineering Seminar Series


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