World-class Research Surrounds You—As a student in the Marquette-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, you will receive hands-on, state-of-the-art engineering training and participate in cutting-edge biomedical research. Students of the MU-MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering are invited to explore a variety of research opportunities in the following areas.
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Bioengineering
Simply put, Biomechanics is the study of the structure, function and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems. When applied to the human body, biomechanics describes how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement under neuromuscular control.
The Biomedical Imaging Engineering research groups in the MU-MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering focus on developing new techniques to noninvasively visualize the structure and function of living objects for clinical analysis and medical intervention.
Computational Systems Biology & Medicine
Computational Modeling is the practice of using computer models and systems to simulate complex biological processes. Computational modeling has many applications in medicine, which include improving our understanding of human physiology, visualizing and interpreting experimental data, and designing novel therapies.
Medical Devices & Bioinstrumentation
Medical devices are at the heart of biomedical engineering, and faculty in the MU-MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering have proficiency in instrumentation, biomaterials, medical device testing and design, and clinical and regulatory expertise. This broad base of skills and expertise positions our department at the forefront of medical device innovation.
Molecular, Cellular & Tissue Engineering
Tissues may become damaged due to injury or disease. Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering is a research specialization in Biomedical Engineering which seeks to repair or replace damaged tissues, such as heart valves, blood vessels, skin, cartilage, or bone by gaining understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the damage and regeneration.
Neural Engineering & Neurorehabilitation
The Neural Engineering and Neurorehabilitation research groups in the MU-MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering focus on the brain, the nervous system, and motor control. Researchers use a variety of engineering tools to analyze neurological function and with engineering solutions for problems associated with neurological pathologies, disabilities, limitations, and dysfunction.