Diverse Sea Creatures Evolved to Reach Same Swimming Solution
The Persian carpet flatworm and black ghost knifefish look nothing alike, but a new study from Northwestern engineers shows both creatures evolved to swim with elongated fins using the same mechanical motion that optimizes their speed, helping them to survive. read more
Muscles Matter in Baseball Injuries
In a computer simulation study of baseball pitching, McCormick biomedical engineers found that the strength of the elbow muscles of a baseball pitcher likely play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought.read more
Common Drug is Re-engineered to Improve Surgery Outcomes
A research team attached a gas molecule to protamine sulfate, creating a new nitric oxide generator that could potentially reduce bleeding complications during surgery.read more
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University is consistently ranked among the top biomedical engineering programs in the country.
Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs emphasize fundamental principles in engineering, life sciences, and mathematics, that are applicable to many career paths, including medicine, research, consulting, industry, and academia.
Current research areas include:
- Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation
- Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
- Imaging and Biophotonics
|Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering|
|Combined BS/MS Degree Program|
Explore special programs in this department, including undergraduate honors, certificates and minors, internship opportunities, and study abroad.
|Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering|
|PhD in Biomedical Engineering|
Graduate students may also be interested in these additional opportunities:
- Certificate in Global and Ecological Health Engineering
- Engineering Managment Minor
- Graduate Minor in Entrepreneurship
PhD students may also enroll in these additional programs: