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Designed to facilitate the transfer of new knowledge into innovations directly impacting patient care, and featuring greater than 20 dedicated laboratories, along with clinical partners such as Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Froedtert Hospital—the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering supports student education with a rigorous research practice that offers a dynamic range of novel opportunities for the world's next generation of biomedical engineers.

 

Research Themes

 

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.

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Biomedical Imaging

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Research at a glance:

  • 34 annual publications
  • 19 research programs
  • 43 enrolled graduate students
  • 32 active awards
  • 60+ clinical collaborators 

Joint Department research Sponsors:

  • National institutes of Health
  • Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Prevent Biometrics
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michigan State University
  • US Department of Defense
  • Translational Imaging Innovations
  • Northeastern University
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Applied Research Associates, Inc
  • California institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Fighting Blindness Foundation
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Paxauris
  • Nexus Medical
  • University of Washington
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Advanced Medical Electronics