The bioengineering department at Lehigh prepares students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, leaders and life-long learners who can make a positive impact among the interfaces among the physical and life sciences and engineering. We accomplish this with outstanding and dedicated faculty members, a vibrant curriculum, state of the art technologies, and a highly integrative and interdisciplinary, research-driven focus.
The bioengineering undergraduate curriculum fuses comprehensive fundamentals in engineering and physical sciences, such as fluid mechanics, physics, chemistry and thermodynamics, with a focus on biological systems and bioengineering applications – and then combines it with valuable hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. The result is a rigorous training regimen that prepares our students to be at the forefront of established and emerging fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, healthcare, bioelectronics, biomedicine and other biotechnology-related industries.
Its graduate program offers diverse opportunities for advanced studies in areas such as biomaterials, computational bioengineering, biomechanics, optics, nanotechnology, biosensors, biophotonics and bioelectronics. Key research themes are Biocomputations and Modeling; Diagnostics, Sensors and Devices; and Materials and Therapies.
Research Focus Areas
• Biocomputations and Modeling
• Diagnostics, Sensors & Devices
• Materials and Therapies