Chair: C. Schmidt
Graduate Coordinator: Cherie Stabler
Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.
The mission of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is to educate students with strong engineering and science backgrounds for Master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering. Graduates in BME typically apply their skills and training directly to engineering solutions to clinical problems in medicine. The BME mission is accomplished through a core program of study that has strong collaborations with faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine. The Biomedical Engineering Department faculty members work collaboratively with joint, affiliate, and adjunct faculty from many other departments in the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, and local industry. This diversity ensures students the highest-quality education and varied opportunities for cutting-edge research. The BME Department currently focuses in: neural engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, nanomedicine, biomedical imaging and medical physics. A concentration in Medical Physics is available at both the M.S. and Ph.D. level and prepares students for clinical or research careers in medical imaging or radiation therapy. The Medical Physics concentration is fully accredited by CAMPEP. Additional information on admissions requirements, faculty, and research projects is available at: http://www.bme.ufl.edu.
BME graduate students are admitted directly through the BME Department. The BME Graduate Academic Committee reviews and makes all decisions regarding admission. Each student’s research adviser must hold a Graduate Faculty appointment in the BME Department. Supervisory committees for BME students normally include at least one member from the College of Engineering and one from the College of Medicine to emphasize the need for a clinical focus in the research.