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  • 01/15/14    On Wed, February 5th, Karen Frost Bertocci, Phd and Michael Stillman, MD will be featured for General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. MORE!
  • 11/06/13   Team El Baz snag top honors at MICCAI conference.  MORE!
  • 09/28/13   Remembering George Emont, champion of research and innovation at UofL.
  • 03/29/13   newimg1 copy 5TH ANNUAL BE STUDENT - FACULTY BASKETBALL SHOWDOWN.  Come play/see/be at the basketball contest this Friday, April 5th,2013.  More...
  • 01/14/13   newimg1 copyBioengineering Professor Ayman El-Baz selected as "Faculty Favorite" by UofL students. See the YouTube video to find out why.
  • 9/26/12     US News and World Report ranks BME first.  More...
  • 5/21/12     Dr. P. Sethu becomes the first UofL BE faculty member to recieve an NSF CAREER Award.  More...
  • 05/20/12   Biomedical Engineering named most valuable college major by Forbes Magazine.   Read More.....
  • 04/03/12   Bioengineering students are recipients of Fulbright Scholar (not to mention the Whitaker Int'l Fellows Award) and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awards. More...
  • ATTN: BioEng Freshmen and Seniors!  Please take time to fill out the Natl Survey of Student Engagement (Click NSSE). This will assist Speed School in constructive improvements.
  • 01/02/12  Faculty Positions in Bioengineering Endowed Chair Positions in Bioengineering now available. See the pdf.
  • 11/30/11  Call for Proposals Coulter Translational Research Partnership Grants now available.
  • 9/23/11 Coulter Foundation awards UofL's Bioengineering Dept. $3.3 million dollars.  See Video on YouTube.
  • Lindsay Strotman, former BE graduate, receives National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.... see more in News.
  • UofL Bioengineers create affordable alternatives in animal rehabilitation for pets. Click to see the video...
  • 10/13/2010 CNN reports Biomedical Engineering as fastest growing...not to mention the no. 1 LEAST stressful job (72% estimated growth in 10 yrs; 2008 to 2018) and the 10th Best Job to have.  Read More!
  • 6/8/10 BMES reports biomedical engineering fastest growing occupation in U.S.


Welcome to U of L's Bioengineering Website!

Click the tabs at the top of this page to find more information about the Bioengineering Department.  This site is updated frequently,  so check back often.  If you have questions or comments, or would like directions on how to find us, please visit our contact page.

The Bioengineering Department was founded in 2004 and is growing fast!! This new department received dual-level accreditation and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The Bachelor of Science degree program was accredited in 2010 and the Master of Engineering degree was accredited in 2011. The chair of the department is Professor Robert S. Keynton.  Please see the full list of Bioengineering Courses at UofL.



What is Bioengineering?


Bioengineering is a relatively new engineering discipline when compared to the long-standing traditions of other fields of engineering. A bioengineer uses traditional engineering skills and tools to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine. Bioengineers interact with biologists, biochemists, physicians, physiologists, and therapists to design, develop and manufacture instruments, devices, and software, or to develop new procedures to solve clinical problems.


The aging of the population and the focus on health issues will increase the demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by bioengineers and the employment opportunities for bioengineers are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. Combined with a growing job market and financial rewards, bioengineers have the gratification that comes from working to meet the needs of society. Bioengineers choose their field to be of service to people, to be a part of the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of biology and medicine.


The areas of emphasis in Bioengineering at Speed School include biomedical devices, bio-Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems, cellular, tissue and molecular engineering, biomaterials and medical imaging.


State of the Department Address 10/04/07

Click here to download the pdf formatted file of the 2007 State of the Department presentation.


State of the Department Address 10/15/08

Click on the 2008 State of the Bioengineering Department to download the pdf file. 
(This and some of the files below require Adobe Reader to view.)



Bioengineering Cooperative Education Program

General Education and Humanities/Social Sciences Requirements

Integrated B.S. in Bioengineering/Master of Engineering Mission Statements and PEO/Student Outcomes

M. of Engineering in Bioengineering  Mission Statements and Program Educational Outcomes



Additional Local Info


J.B.Speed School of Engineering

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40208

UofL/Louisville Facts


UofL Bioengineering YouTube Channel

Department of Bioengineering

Lutz Bldg., Suite 419



email Nancy Hansford

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) (more coming soon!)


Bioengineering Co-op Program


email Mark Schreck

Speed School of Engineering Co-op Program (pdf)  newimg1 copy



Upcoming BE Classes

(This information from ULink Schedule of Classes in Bioengineering)

BE Student Curriculum Checksheet

Click Spring '14 Bioeng Classes!

Click Summer '13 Bioeng Classes!

Click Fall '13 Bioeng Classes!


Related LINKS

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

BioMEMS and Cardiovascular Mechanics

UofL's MicroNanoTechnology

Nat'l Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

ASME: Bioengineering Division

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation




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