Who are we?
The Biomedical Engineering graduate program at the University of California at Irvine is in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and closely affiliated with the College of Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, and School of Physical Sciences. The program started in 1998 with the launch of the Center for Biomedical Engineering facilitated by a multi-million dollar Development Award from the Whitaker Foundation. There are currently 20 full-time faculty in the program and 61 joint appointments from the various schools listed above. Our research has core technologies in micro/nano medicine, biophotonics, biocomputation, and tissue engineering. The clinical emphases are neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and ophthalmology.