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 InformationThe Catholic University of America Dept of Biomedical Engineering 620 Michigan Ave, NE Rm 131 Pangborn Hall Washington, DC 20064
News and Announcements
Congratulations to Dr. Sang Wook Lee on the announcement of an NSF CAREER Award entitled: "CAREER: Neuromechanics of functional impairment of upper extremity following stroke and its effective restoration by retraining muscle activation patterns". Starts March 1, 2015 and ends February 29, 2020, with total costs of $500,445.
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:
- Forearm Rotation Device
- Hand Assistive Rehabilitation Pneumatic Exoskeleton (HARPE) for Stroke Patients
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.