One of the youngest and most provocative engineering disciplines, bioengineering uses the principles and tools of traditional engineering and applies them to solving biomedical problems. The broad spectrum of bioengineering has a foundation in all of the engineering sciences, as well as biology, physiology and other biomedical sciences.
Welcome to Bioengineering
San Diego, Calif., Oct 7, 2016 – “This is just the beginning of what technology like this can do,” said Gabriel Davalos, an incoming aerospace engineering major. Davalos was referring to a miniature table lamp he and some of his peers built that turned on when something nearby made a loud noise. The students also fabricated a tiny house to protect the lamp using 3D printed materials and rapid prototyping tools.
In studies of cartilage degradation and repair, it is important to assess the mechanical function of newly synthesized tissue and constituent matrix molecules at the nano-molecular scale.
The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering faculty are recognized nationally for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and research.
See some of our research groups, including Biodynamics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials and Stem Cell Engineering, Biophotonics, Biosensors, and more.
See information about our research facilities, including Biotechnology, Confocal Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, Information Technology, Functional MRI, Cell Engineering Research Center (CERC).