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History and Overview

StatueThe Biomedical Engineering program at Rutgers University was initially established in 1965 as a track within electrical engineering, offering M.S. degrees with a biomedical engineering emphasis. In 1986, the State of New Jersey formally chartered the Rutgers Department of Biomedical Engineering as an independent entity within the School of Engineering with exclusive responsibility for granting M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering. The Department developed its graduate programs in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJ) to provide a strong foundation in the basic biomedical and clinical sciences along with rigorous training in engineering fundamentals. The undergraduate program in biomedical engineering was inaugurated in 1991 under the “applied sciences” option within the School of Engineering; a formal undergraduate BS degree in BME was approved by the University in 1997 and by the State in 1999. The graduate program in biomedical engineering, which is jointly administered by Rutgers and UMDNJ/RWJ, has grown remarkably, and currently hosts over 70 faculty from the Rutgers science and engineering departments and UMDNJ/RWJ's basic biomedical science and clinical science departments. On July 1, 2013, Rutgers and UMDNJ merged which affects our department's graduate program and will help strengthen our program.

The primary educational mission of the department is to provide outstanding BS, ME, MS, and PhD level training in the following critical areas of biomedical engineering and technology:

  • Molecular, Cellular, and Nanosystems Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Physiologic Systems and Bioinstrumentation
  • Computational Bioengineering and Biomedical Imaging

As of August 2013, the department census was as follows:

  • 22 core departmental faculty
  • Over 50 graduate program faculty
  • 7 educational and research staff members
  • More than 350 undergraduate students
  • 34 graduate Masters students
  • 65 graduate PhD students

Faculty within the Department of Biomedical Engineering hold prominent positions in the following university-wide “Centers-of-Excellence”:


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Professor Yarmush Featured in "International Innovation"

September 02, 2014

An article describing Professor Martin Yarmush`s contributions to many areas of bioengineering and biotechnology appeared in the August 2014 issue of the e-journal, International Innovation. In...
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Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering Ranked No. 1 again by ISI

August 11, 2014

For over a decade, articles in the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering (ARBME) were cited more often than papers in any of its peer journals, according to ISI`s 2013 Journal Citation Report, giving...
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Organ Storage Breakthrough from the Yarmush Lab Published in Nature Medicine

July 29, 2014

Research performed in Professor Martin Yarmush`s lab at Rutgers University and Massachusetts General Hospital has yielded a novel strategy to extend the time for liver storage. By using a combination...
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Freeman Team Awarded NSF Grant

July 21, 2014

Professor Joseph Freeman, director of the MOTR (Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration) Laboratory, just received a 3 year award from the NSF for the project entitled, \"Microelectronically Stimulating...
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