Research Areas
Medical Devices and Instrumentation

The focus of research in medical devices and instrumentation is to conceptualize, design, fabricate, and validate novel therapeutic and diagnostic tools. This includes a vast range of medical devices ranging from invasive, implantable devices for chemical, optical, and electrical interfacing, wearable patches for vital signs and health monitoring, and non-contact magnetic stimulation and imaging tools.

Researchers at the intersection of biomedical engineering and chemistry, materials, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering use detailed computational models and laboratory experiments to analyze the interactions between medical devices and the human body at cellular, tissue, and organ scales. Research in this field also tackles challenges related to power, data transmission or on-board data handling. These efforts involve foundational, translational and clinical studies, and often require close interaction with regulatory agencies to enable the next generation of medical instruments.  

Medical Devices and Instrumentation Faculty

Some faculty specialize in particular research applications within medical devices and instrumentation: Cardiovascular, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Global HealthRehabilitation, and Vision and Ophthalmology. See below for faculty involved in each application. 


Drug Discovery and Delivery

Global Health


Vision and Ophthalmology