Graduate Education

The faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences are integrated into many MS and PhD programs across campus, including the following:

  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • chemical and biological engineering
  • materials engineering and science
  • nanoscience and nanoengineering 

Biomedical Engineering Master of Science & PhD

The Biomedical Engineering Program is administered by CABS. 

The biomedical engineering (BME) program, offered jointly with the University of South Dakota) is comprised of faculty from the Departments of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. The field of biomedical engineering is concerned with the application of engineering and science methodologies to the analysis of biological and physiological problems and to the delivery of health care.
The biomedical engineer serves as an interface between traditional engineering disciplines and living systems and may work in either direction, applying the patterns of living organisms to engineering design or engineering new approaches to human health. Both the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are cross-disciplinary degrees. The objective of the MS program is to prepare a student for research and development careers in biomedical industry and further research at the doctoral level. The PhD program will prepare a student for a career as a researcher who advances the frontiers of biomedical science and engineering with attention to generating new ideas for commercialization.
Current focus areas of faculty activity within the program are

  • biomaterials (nanomaterials, bioadhesives, tissue engineering, etc.)
  • computational biomedical engineering (biomechanics, imaging, advanced modeling/simulations, etc.)
  • assistive /rehabilitation engineering (advanced prosthetics, control, biomimetics, etc.). technology
  • biomechanics and human performance engineering
  • genetic engineering