Department of Biomedical Engineering

Facts & Figures

The growth of biomedical engineering 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

  • 120 M.S., Ph.D. degrees (2016-17):
    • Biomedical Engineering


Undergraduate Students

  • 448 B.S. degrees (2016-17):
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering: Premedical


Faculty

  • 25 Full-time
  • 49 Affiliated


Recognition

  • 2 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 5 NIH New Innovator Awards
  • 1 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2 Endowed Chairs


Research & Expenditures

  • 8 World-class centers, including 1 NSF I/UCRC
  • 7 Research thrusts:
    • Biomedical Computational Technologies
    • Biomedical Nanoscale Systems
    • Biomolecular/Genetic Engineering
    • Biophotonics
    • Cardiovascular
    • Neuroengineering
    • Tissue Engineering
  • 2015-16 Research expenditures: $34.6M