Dr. Leonidas Bleris (front) and Dr. Yiorgos Makris

New Technology Protects Authenticity of Engineered Cell Lines

A team of University of Texas at Dallas researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind method to create a unique identifier for each copy of a cell line to allow users to verify its authenticity and protect the manufacturer’s intellectual property (IP).
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Sweat Sensor

Sweat Sensor Makes Big Strides in Detecting Infection Indicators

University of Texas at Dallas bioengineers in collaboration with EnLiSense LLC have designed a wearable sensor that can detect two key biomarkers of infection in human sweat, a significant step toward early warnings of infections such as COVID-19 and influenza.
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Career Fair

Fall BMEN Career Fair

Join us Friday, November 4, from noon to 4 p.m. in the ECSE Axxess Atrium for our BME Career Fair Register now

Dr. Heather Hayenga

UTD Bioengineer’s Rare Cancer Inspires Common Research Mission

Dr. Heather Hayenga turned her research focus toward solving the genetic engineering puzzle behind her rare form of cancer and enlisted her colleagues to help.
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Badrinath Jagannath

Baxter Honoree Found Early Inspiration To Improve Lives, Innovate

Badrinath Jagannath PhD’21 received a Baxter Young Investigator Award for his work to develop a biosensor for early detection of infectious diseases.
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Poster Competition

Join us for the 7th annual undergraduate poster competition November 4 in the BSB Atrium

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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



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

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

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 in 2020

Grant Hit Rate

In research expenditures

awarded in grant funding

grant proposals submitted totaling requests over $55M

ranked Biomedical Engineering program
among TX public universities

Latest News

Read on to learn about our featured students’ experiences in bioengineering.

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The Distinguished Seminar Series in Bioengineering is coming soon.

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.

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