BME Facts

We are ABET accredited! Our accreditation extends retroactively to October 1, 2011.


Faculty: 33

Undergraduate Students: 554

Graduate Students: 112

Postdoctoral Fellows and Scientists 71

Research Expenditures: $18,100,000

Undergraduate Majors: Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Programs: Biomedical Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering applies engineering principles and techniques to solving medical problems and to translating new discoveries into the clinic and operating room. Faculty, 1/3 of whom have appointments in the School of Medicine, work on better ways to detect, study, reverse, or cure such problems as cancer and heart disease, repair and regenerate tissues, and design vaccines. Undergraduates prepare for interdisciplinary careers by choosing among six areas: bioinstrumentation, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, medical imaging, systems engineering, and pre-medical school preparation. Research and graduate studies focus on the broad areas of tissue engineering, imaging, cellular and molecular systems, orthopedic biomechanics, sensor and MEMs systems, targeted therapeutics, computational modeling, and biofluids & transport and synthetic bioengineering.

Research Highlights

• Bioinformatics/Computational Bioengineering

• Biomedical Imaging

• Biosensors and Microfabricated Electrical and Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

• Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

• Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

• Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering


Research Facilities and Partnerships

• TEAM Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities

• Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging

• UC Davis School of Medicine

• Northern California Nanotechnology Center

• UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

• UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures


Editorial Home to:

Annals of Biomedical Engineering

(K.A. Athanasiou, Editor-in-Chief)

Physics in Medicine and Biology

(Simon Cherry, Editor-in-Chief)