We're Growing

For decades, Purdue researchers have achieved stunning breakthroughs in biomedical engineering. Pioneering discoveries have been translated into technologies and treatments that have revolutionized medicine and healthcare across the globe. Milestone inventions have included pacemakers that respond to exercise, energy-efficient implantable defibrillators, natural tissue repair devices, advanced drug delivery systems, and novel neural implants.

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Weldon School Growth by the Numbers

  • 50% overall growth in educational and research programs over the next several years, leading to:
  • 40+ core faculty members
  • 50 postdoctoral fellows
  • 200+ graduate students, including 25 MD/PhD candidates
  • 400+ undergraduate students

Concurrently, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering has graduated hundreds of top students at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels, preparing today’s young minds to become tomorrow’s leaders in the medical device field. 

Still, the demand for increasingly efficacious products, technologies, and therapies, as well as future employees in the field continues to grow. In order to keep pace with the need for the innovation and translation of medical technologies and industry demand for biomedical engineers, the Weldon School plans to grow our educational and research programs by roughly 50% over the next several years.

This translates into significant near-term growth in faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, engagement and industry partnerships, and technology translation. The Innovation Wing provides a platform for this transformational growth.

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