Quick Look At The Department
The JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering is housed in Clark Hall—a state-of-the-art facility for the education and advancement of BME students.
engineering is a department in The Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine and a program in the Whiting School of Engineering.
engineering became a department in the School of Medicine in 1970. Since then,
the Department has grown to more than 50 faculty members (23 primary
appointments), 500 undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students, including
MSE, PhD, and MD/PhD candidates.
In 1999, we
received a Biomedical Engineering Leadership Award given by the Whitaker Foundation.
world-class educational and research programs span the Schools of Medicine,
Engineering, and Arts and Sciences. The Master's
and Undergraduate programs,
combined, are the largest in the School of Engineering. The PhD program is administered by a
committee of faculty from all three schools, and our MD/PhD students are part
of the School of Medicine's MD/PhD program.
within the department can be divided into seven Research Areas: Tissue Engineering,
Cardiovascular Systems, Imaging, Systems Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell
Systems, Neuroengineering and Computational Modeling. Ongoing research
collaborations with faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Arts
and Sciences provide an exciting environment of cross-fertilization. The
Department also has close ties with the Center for Hearing and
Balance, Mind Brain Institute, Applied Physics Laboratory and the Center for
Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling.
Our 47 faculty members are
complemented by about 38 faculty from other departments and divisions of
the University who hold joint and secondary
appointments in biomedical engineering. These faculty participate in our
teaching and research programs and provide research opportunities for our
students at all levels.