Fast Facts

The Weldon School is a leading biomedical engineering enterprise with recognized education and translational research programs. The School fosters strong academic, industrial and clinical ties that create a dynamic and uniquely productive environment for experiential learning and technology development. Through rapid expansion, the School is solving an expanded set of healthcare problems and improving the lives of patients worldwide.

Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

  • 100+ U.S. patents, over half licensed to company partners
  • $20M+ licensing royalties over the past decade
  • 25 companies started; $45M+ venture capital raised
  • More than 2 million patients worldwide directly helped

Dynamic and Growing Faculty

  • 30 core faculty members; 15 hired in past 4 years; actively recruiting
  • 30% of faculty are women
  • 6 faculty members promoted to full professor in 2015
  • 10 NSF CAREER awardees
  • 14 AIMBE fellows
  • Recognized by NIH Pathfinder Award and National Medal of Technology

State-of-the-Art Facility and Endowment

  • $25M, 91,000 gsf Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering
  • $14M, 34,000 gsf Innovation Wing under development
  • $10M endowment from Weldon family created first named engineering school at Purdue

Engineering Educational Programs

  • 300 undergraduates in ABET-accredited program
  • Extensive industrial and global partnerships for experiential learning and employment
  • 100+ doctoral students; 25 entrants in Fall 2015
  • Novel distance-learning and professional master’s programs
  • Approaching 1,000 alumnae/i

Clinical Translation

  • NIH MSTP and diabetes technologies training grant with Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 15 combined MD/PhD candidates
  • Active translational component of NIH-supported Indiana CTSI
  • 20+ active clinical trials

Expanding Research and Innovation

  • Nearly $16M in total annual research awards; 25% from industry
  • Federal research funding doubled over past 3 years
  • 25+ postdoctoral fellows; 15 full-time research staff
  • Numerous applied research partnerships including Cook, Cyberonics, GE, KIST, NIDA