The Catholic University of America

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. 

                         2015 Senior Spotlight


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

Congratulations to Dr. Otto Wilson on winning the following 2 awards:

  • The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Regional Grant in the amount of $20,000 for the proposal "STREAM Primary Source Inquiry to Cultivate Excellence in Education by Design (SPICED) K-8 Teacher Professional Development".
  • A $100,000 grant in the Teacher Quality Improvement Grant program from the US Department of Education and OSSE for the proposal "PIQUED Curiosity Professional Development".

Drs. Raub and Kukke, along with 6 juniors, to attend a 3-day Senior Design Workshop this summer in Coral Gables, FL sponsored by the BMES Coulter College Program  

Biomedical Engineering receives a $250,000 donation from the Nagel Foundation to establish an endowment to support undergraduate scholarships.

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 2014 District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) annual paper competition:

Dr. Lee recieves 2013 Delsy Prize.

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