Innovate the world of healthcare.

Biomedical Engineering is an exciting, multidisciplinary field that lies at the interface of medicine, biology and engineering.

Biomedical engineers use engineering principles to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement to healthcare. Biomedical engineers create technology to save lives and improve the quality of life. Much of the equipment in hospitals and clinics across the globe was designed, built and tested by biomedical engineers. At the same time, biomedical engineers employ concepts learned from biology and medicine to generate new biomimetic engineering designs in fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence.

Despite the advances in medicine to date, many injuries and diseases still lead to high rates of morbidity and mortality. Current research in biomedical engineering at CU Boulder focuses on innovative areas such as biomechanics, medical devices, imaging and diagnostics, and therapeutics. Our goal is to create technology—drugs and devices—to treat these injuries and illnesses safely and effectively.

Designated as the #1 metropolitan area with the highest concentration of BME jobs in 2018 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), CU Boulder offers abundant opportunities to advance your professional and academic careers. With our strong connections to CU Anschutz and national labs such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, students also have opportunities to impact real-world research.


Meet our new instructor: Jessica Fitzgerald

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Borden and Dr. Virginia Ferguson on their awards from the Colorado Clinical & Translational Science Institute!

  • Dr. Borden: "Endoskeletal nanodrops for x-ray photoacoustic dosimetry"
  • Dr. Ferguson: "Development of a novel animal model for osteochondritis dissecans"

Congratulations to our current PhD student Olivia Tonti and on receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award!

Congratulations to our incoming PhD student Payton Martinez on receiving a National Science Foundation Integrated Data Science Fellow Award!

Congratulations to our current PhD student Diego Vargas-Vargas on receiving a position on a grant for Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Research Training in Diabetes!