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Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

Faculty conduct research as part of the College of Engineering’s multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Institute for the Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, with funding by eight federal agencies, as well as part of college-wide Research Initiatives, and within their laboratories. 

The department’s research areas of focus include imaging, instrumentation and signal processing; biomechanics, biotransport, and mechanobiology; molecular, cell, and tissue engineering; and computational and systems and synthetic bioengineering.

View faculty profiles for laboratory research as well as our recent Scholarship Reports.

Research at a Glance

Quick Facts


external research awards (2020-2022)


young investigator awards


professional society fellowships


Full-time faculty

External Research Funding Examples

  • Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • American Heart Association
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • The Department of Homeland Security

Latest News

Dai and Huang-Saad Inducted as AIMBE Fellows

BioE Associate Professors Guohao Dai and Aileen Huang-Saad were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows Class of 2023. Dai was elected “for contributions in vascular mechanobiology and 3D bioprinting vascular networks for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine applications” and Huang-Saad was elected “for outstanding contributions to the development of BME entrepreneurship education microenvironments and studying their impact on the engagement of diverse populations.”

We Need People With Different Perspectives to Solve Problems

BioE Assistant Professor Mona Minkara speech at the United Nations about the need for visually impaired people in the field of science earned her a standing ovation.

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Workflows for Single-Cell Proteomics

Allen Distinguished Investigator and BioE Associate Professor Nikolai Slavov’s research on “Initial recommendations for performing, benchmarking and reporting single-cell proteomics experiments” was published in Nature Methods.

Designs for a Non-Invasive Brain Imaging Head Probe

BioE Associate Professor Qianqian Fang was awarded a patent for “Optically monitoring brain activities using 3D-aware head-probe.”