Biomedical Engineering PhD

The PhD program prepares students for a career in research, advancing the frontiers of biomedical science and engineering with attention to generating new ideas for commercialization.

Students completing their PhD degrees will graduate with a higher level of expertise in transferring their understanding to the development of new knowledge and applications of one of the program’s focus areas:

  • Bioimaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and computational modeling
  • Assistive technology/rehabilitation engineering
  • Tissue engineering

In addition, doctoral students will possess a high level of expertise in their specialized area of research. This competency will be developed through focused research objectives, which culminate in the doctoral dissertation. Graduates of the programs will also demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral presentations
  • Intellectual honesty when working with data and ideas
  • The ability to make an original contribute to their field 

Program Contact

Dr. Steve Smith
Department Head
Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Phone: (605) 394-5268
Office: EP 220  

Dr. Johnica Winter
NANO-BME Program Coordinator
Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Phone: (605)-394-1911
Office: EP 235A