Making a Difference

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Looking Back

Michigan has been pushing forward the field of biomedical engineering for over 50 years, with incredible technological contributions like ECMO, the silicon neural probe, and the spherocentric knee, to the world-class education of today’s top biomedical engineering minds.

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Happening Now

From an engineered scaffold to aid in the early detection of breast cancer metastasis, to a controlled form of ultrasound to non-invasively destroy bad tissue in the body, to a determined mission to enable neural control of prosthetics, Michigan Biomedical Engineering is developing incredible solutions to the worlds most pressing biological and medical challenges.

Biomedical Engineering at Michigan: Moving Forward

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan is poised to make incredible impact in the fields of engineering, biology and medicine in the years and decades ahead, from innovations in undergraduate and graduate education to groundbreaking research.

Events

Bioethics Discussion: Animal Experimentation

November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering

Development of Micro Gas Chromatographs and Micro Photoionization Detectors

Hongbo Zhu - Department of Biomedical Engineering Final Oral Examination

December 3, 2018 - 11:00 am
Lurie Biomedical Engineering (formerly ATL)

Bioethics Discussion: Suicide

December 4, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Lurie Biomedical Engineering

News

Has the Olympics changed how it measures false-starts in track? A Q&A with a biomechanics expert who has researched reaction times

August 30, 2018

In 2011, James Ashton-Miller, a Michigan Engineer, helped reveal that Olympic starting-line technology created a different experience for male and female sprinters. It did not accurately detect false starts by women. His latest work provides insights into what may, or may not, have happened since.

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Fifty years of Biomedical Engineering and Collaboration New Perspectives on What's Possible

July 3, 2018

The Biomedical Engineering department formally became a joint department of the U-M College of Engineering and the Medical School in 2012, just five years before celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. But the spirit and impact of the collaboration that spurred its founding five decades ago continue at an ever-increasing pace today. At the heart […]

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Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development Human cells could one day show us more about why neural tube birth defects occur and how to prevent them.

June 15, 2018

Human embryonic stem cells can be guided to become the precursor tissue of the central nervous system, research led by the University of Michigan has demonstrated. The new study also reveals the important role of mechanical signals in the development of the human nervous system.

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