Research

The Rutgers Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a vibrant and dynamic enterprise of scholarship, learning, and technology development. Located in the heart of New Jersey’s “Cure Corridor”, BME offers a remarkably diverse array of opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate training and research in molecular systems bioengineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, bionanotechnology, biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, and biomedical imaging.

Research Areas

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine

As one of the growing fields of biotechnological research, the development of biomaterials, tissues and regenerative medicine therapies transforms basic science and engineering principles to life-changing medical discoveries. Faculty in this research area perform studies on every scale, from developing a fundamental understanding of microscopic cellular phenomena to improving the scale-up of stem cell production. Read more>>

Faculty: Francois BerthiaumeLi CaiJoseph FreemanAdrian MannPrabhas MogheRonke Olabisi, Charles RothDavid ShreiberStavroula Sofou, Jay Sy and Martin Yarmush 

Molecular, Cellular, and Nanosystems Bioengineering

The primary goal of molecular, cellular and nanosystems bioengineering is to provide biomedical engineers with the tools needed to analyze celullar processes through an integrated understanding of fields including systems biology, engineering, mathematics and computer science. By developing technology that will enable researchers to understand the mechanisms of these processes, researchers will be better able to understand and cure human diseases. Read more>>

Faculty: Helen BuettnerLi CaiPrabhas Moghe, Charles RothStavroula Sofou, Jay Sy, Jeffrey Zahn, and Martin Yarmush

Nano - Microsytems Engineering

Nano-microsystems engineering involves research in nanobiotechnology and biomedical (or biological) microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS). With applications in health to electronics, progress in nanofabrication and nanonfabrication are allowing researchers to explore topics in biology never before possible. Read more>>

Faculty: Prabhas Moghe, David ShreiberJeffrey Zahn and Martin Yarmush

Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research

The field of human biomechanics employs advancements in technology such as simulation software and 3D printing in the development of clinical tools from prosthetics to artificial muscles. Further, our researchers work to ensure these technologies are compatible with the human body, improving rehabilitation. Read more>>

Faculty: William Craelius, Joseph Freeman, Noshir Langrana, and David Shreiber 

Computational Modeling

Computational modeling of biological systems allows researchers to quantify patient responses to proposed therapies. Doing so can prevent fatal rejections of implants and drugs. Read more>>

Faculty: Ioannis Androulakis and Troy Shinbrot

Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical imaging has found applications in a wide range of problems, from modeling of physiological systems to the development of new instruments for the control of biological proceses. One of the primary goals of this research is to develop non-invasive methods of handling human health issues. Read more>>

Faculty: Nada Boustany, Ilker Hacihaliloglu and Mark Pierce

Visual Perception and Mental Health

At the intersection of engineering and psychology, the focus of this research is to understand human perception of 3D objects like faces and environments.  There is a special focus on the visual perception in mental health patients to diagnose and treat schizophrenia. Read more>>

Faculty: Thomas Papathomas

Physiological System and Medical Devices

Research in physiological systems and medical devices involves ongoing collaborations with clinicians to find new and better ways of diagnosing and treating diseases. The field is applicable to all physiological systems, with our research focusing on the cardiovascular system and neuroengineering. Read more>>

Faculty: Gary Drzewiecki, John K-J. Li, George Shoane, Jay Sy and Martin Yarmush