The Catholic University of America

Welcome to Biomedical Engineering @ CUA!

Biomedical engineers bridge the gap between medicine and engineering.

A rapidly advancing field, yet a discipline still in its nascent stages, biomedical engineering is a truly unique and interdisciplinary field. Biomedical engineers are trained in various aspects of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

The biomedical engineering program at CUA prepares our graduates for this evolving field by teaching them how to apply core engineering principles to address contemporary problems facing society today. Offering degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, our program offers students educational opportunities to meet their current and future career goals.

As a hotbed of biomedical engineering research with world renown institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and the Food & Drug Administration in our backyard, Washington DC provides students and professionals unique opportunities to complement their education that few other cities provide. 


Contact Information

The Catholic University of America
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Rm 131 Pangborn Hall
Washington, DC 20064

Tel: 202-319-5181
Fax: 202-319-4287

News and Announcements

BE students featured in an article on Women in Engineering


Congratulations to Dr. Sang Wook Lee on the announcement of an NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 Nagel Scholars

Biomedical engineering students awarded top prize for the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) annual paper competition:

Dr. Lee recieves 2013 Delsy Prize

Dr. Lee receives NIH R03 award

Dr. Lee awarded NIH R03 award entitled: Development of biomimetic exoskeleton for effective rehabilitation of the hand.  Start date of 7/1/2013.

Dr. Peter Lum receives NIH R15 award

Dr. Peter Lum awarded NIH R15 award entitled: Robot therapy for rehabilitation of hand movement after stroke. Start date of 9/15/2013.