For more than 40 years, biomedical engineering researchers at Purdue have been making breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions around the world. Pacemakers that respond to exercise, implantable defibrillators, natural tissue repair devices, drug delivery systems, and biocompatible artificial joints are just a few of the products that have resulted from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
For all that has been done, the future holds even greater promise. Working at the interface between biology and engineering, the faculty, staff, and students at the Weldon School are leading the way and pursuing creative solutions to the most difficult problems in medicine. This research integrates molecular and cellular principles with engineering science so that optimum solutions can be found, tested, and implemented — often through innovative partnerships with industry. These interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations are critical to advancing health care in this new century.
Research at the Weldon School is focused in five Areas of Excellence:
- Engineered Biomaterials and Tissue Systems
- Biophotonics and Medical Imaging
- Systems Science and Engineering
- Orthopaedic Biomechanics
The research performed at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is not only transformational for healthcare worldwide, but also for the school itself. Our faculty provide world-class expertise and expand the depth and breadth of research as well as education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Please explore these areas of excellence, and learn more about the researchers, students, and their work that is opening the future of excellence in biomedical engineering.
Research Expertise Directory
For another way to find Purdue faculty who are active in particular research areas, please visit the Indiana Database of University Research Expertise (INDURE). The database can be searched by keyword or browsed by research areas.