Our Mission: To advance human health by training biomedical engineers who will lead in Engineering the Future of Medicine through scientific discovery, translational research, and innovation that improves medicine and human health at scale.

Hopkins BME has defined the field of biomedical engineering for more than 50 years and continues to lead the way through BME 2.0, a next-generation curriculum that brings our pioneering research discoveries into our academic programs. With our faculty experts, Hopkins BME students are advancing medical knowledge, inventing biomedical technology, and improving patient care worldwide. Together, we are developing the technologies that cure disease.


Consistently ranked #1 in the nation, our BME 2.0 academic programs create an integrative learning experience in which every student is an active participant in our discovery, innovation, and translational efforts. Through project-based courses, research, design opportunities, and more, our students work with and learn from the leading engineers, scientists, and clinicians of the Johns Hopkins schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health. Our unique positioning within the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine provides students with opportunities to engage with some of the best clinical scientists in the world. Students specialize in one of seven disciplines at the forefront of biomedical engineering, applying their knowledge to solve real clinical, design, and engineering problems.

Our undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and postdoctoral programs are a worldwide hub for an ever-expanding array of educational, research, and discovery initiatives connecting our researchers with industry and alumni.

Research and discovery

Hopkins BME faculty and students are pushing the boundaries of research and discovery, pioneering new disciplines with immense potential to bring about the groundbreaking health discoveries of the 21st century: biomedical data science, computational medicine, genomics & systems biology, imaging & medical devices, immunoengineering, neuroengineering, and translational cell & tissue engineering. At the same time, these research areas drive our education, forming the basis of our BME 2.0 curriculum and informing our design projects.

Innovation and translation

Our goal is to improve people’s lives by translating our research discoveries into technologies that cure disease and improve human health. With our clinical and industry partners, BME faculty and students are building a strong foundation for translating biomedical engineering discoveries into first clinical use and ultimately leading the application of new advances to human health.



At the intersection of inquiry and discovery, the department integrates biology, medicine, and engineering and draws upon the considerable strengths and talents of Johns Hopkins Schools of Engineering and Medicine.