The Catholic University of America

Biomedical Engineering Student Projects

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


Sahana N. Kukke, PhD joins the biomedical engineering faculty from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  At NIH she completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in a joint position between the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the NIH Clinical Center and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Her post-doctoral work focused on elucidating biomechanical and neurophysiologic characteristics of movement disorders due to early brain injury. Through her academic and laboratory work, Dr. Kukke has developed expertise in electromyography, motion analysis, force platforms, posturography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and electroencephalography.


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. Sang Wook Lee receives Delsys prize

Dr. Sang Wook Lee wins 2013 Delsys Prize. Read more here:

Dr. Sang Wook Lee receives NIH R03 award

Dr. Sang Wook 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.