Human Health

The marriage of engineering and information technology to biological sciences and medicine has enabled tremendous advances, helping improve the length and quality of human life. Artificial organs and limbs, sensors that monitor physiological functions, non-invasive imaging and miniature drug delivery systems are all examples of how engineers apply their tools and know-how to solve problems in medicine. The school’s faculty works closely with UCI School of Medicine researchers and the large number of biotech industry partners in the region to stay at the forefront of bioengineering. Research at the Samueli School centers on biomedical photonics and optoelectronics, nano- and microscale systems and device fabrication, next-generation neuroprosthetics and biomedical computational modeling.