About Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical engineers collaborate with clinicians and scientists to improve the human condition through new devices, diagnostics, and technologies in health care. Our researchers pursue biomedical engineering advances through cellular and biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, and biomedical information processing. Whether you want to develop therapeutics, diagnostics, biomaterials, or software to predict drug protein interactions or manage large volumes of biological data, you can join the growing biomedical engineering field that touches our lives every day.

Ohio University’s biomedical engineering studies are a cross-disciplinary effort between the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Edison Biotechnology Institute. 


At the Russ College, our biomedical engineering program prepares you to make your own contributions to this rapidly expanding field.  We provide a solid academic foundation and the chance to conduct research and development at the cutting edge of life science and engineering. Our faculty use their expertise in engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics to show you how to tackle some of the most difficult problems related to human health.

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Since 2007, dozens of students have completed the program and gone on to further academic study or careers in the private sector and public health organizations. Many of our graduates shared their research discoveries with world-class researchers here on campus and at conferences across the country.