Department of Biomedical Engineering

Facts & Figures

The biomedical engineering department’s growth in the Samueli School has been rapid. The department merges UCI’s strengths in medicine, biological sciences and engineering. BME faculty are competitive in garnering extramural grants, with expenditures topping $30M on an annual basis. Strong ties with many of Orange County’s more than 300 biomedical device and biotech companies provide students and faculty with distinct opportunities to solve contemporary medical challenges.


Founded

  • 2002


Graduate Students

  • 132 M.S., Ph.D. degrees (Fall 2018):
    • Biomedical Engineering


Undergraduate Students

  • 518 B.S. degrees (Fall 2018):
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering: Premedical


Faculty

  • 27 Full-time
  • 51 Affiliated


Recognition

  • 5 NIH New Innovator Awards
  • 3 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 1 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 3 National Academy of Inventors
  • 2 Distinguished Professors
  • 2 Endowed Chairs


Research & Expenditures

  • 11 World-class centers
  • 7 Research thrusts:
    • Biomedical Computational Technologies
    • Biomedical Nanoscale Systems
    • Biomolecular/Genetic Engineering
    • Biophotonics
    • Cardiovascular
    • Neuroengineering
    • Tissue Engineering
  • 2017-18 Research expenditures: $35.7M