University of Delaware - College of Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Research

Biomedical Engineering

Current Research
in the Department

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering research at the University of Delaware refers to the application of engineering principles and techniques to the human body and medical field. This field combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve quality of life.

Areas of Expertise

Within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UD, we have numerous areas of expertise with applications in sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics and neurological injury.

  • Biofluids
  • Cartilage mechanics
  • Cell mechanotransduction
  • Medical imaging
  • Microbubbles
  • Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation
  • Neuromuscular control
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Sports medicine

Research in these areas in generally done in collaboration with investigators from the biomedical industry, local hospitals such as the A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, nearby medical schools such as Thomas Jefferson Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania, and other departments on campus such as Physical Therapy, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, and Computer Science.

Research in these areas in generally done in collaboration with investigators from the biomedical industry, local hospitals such as the A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, nearby medical schools such as Thomas Jefferson Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania, and other departments on campus such as Physical Therapy, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, and Computer Science.

Technical Electives

* Required for graduate students interested in biomedical engineering

Faculty Contacts

See the Faculty Research Matrix for more information. In addition, many faculty members have appointments in the interdisciplinary Biomechanics and Movement Science Program and are members of the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER).

Research Laboratories

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