Message from the Chair

Bioengineering is engineering in a biological context such as the human body, an ecosystem, or a bioreactor. In every case, the interface between engineered and biological systems place unique constraints on the design and implementation of devices, instruments or implants. These constraints depend on the properties of the biological system involved and the functionality that is being created.

The interface of engineering and medicine as embodied in bioengineering will be one of the most exciting endeavors and greatest adventures of the 21st century. Job opportunities are expected to expand dramatically with a focus on development of entirely new classes of products, instrumentation, and implants. The impact to human health will be extraordinary.

Students joining the Bioengineering department will have unique opportunities in the classroom, research labs, and experiential learning.

Our research into the fundamentals of molecular, cell, and tissue engineering; biomedical devices and bioimaging; biomechanics and mechanobiology; and systems, synthetic, and computational bioengineering is providing a foundation on which a vibrant bioengineering community is developing; a community that spans the entire University. With 46 full time faculty as well as affiliated faculty from across the college and university, the Bioengineering department offers research that encompasses the entire breadth of biological and biomedical engineering.

Our co-op program is working with companies across the sector to provide bioengineering students with the broad range of opportunities within the Boston biotech industry and beyond. Through the co-op program, we identity opportunities that make it possible for our students to work in areas that most excite them.

This is truly an exciting time and I invite you to learn more about joining our vibrant community.