Biomedical Engineering Research
Biomedical engineering is a diverse field emphasized in applying and developing engineering methods and concepts to study biological systems and improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Our faculty and research topics reflect this diversity. Biomedical engineering research at Florida Tech includes: the development and characterization of novel biomaterials and tissue used in novel therapies and for targeted drug delivery, the engineering of novel biocompatible devices to treat and prevent diseases, the use of computational methods and algorithms for testing the effectiveness of novel therapies, the development of novel non-noninvasive techniques to detect diseases such as cancer, stroke, and Parkinson's disease.
Ongoing research projects are briefly described here. Please visit individual faculty pages to learn more about their research, publications, and open positions.
This research area involves controlling biomaterial composition and processing and other aspects of the cell microenvironment to meet the mechanical and biological requirements for medical devices.
This research area involves the study of the structure, function, and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level from whole organisms to organs, cells, and cell organelle.
This research area involves developing and using electrical, mechanical, or optical systems to manipulate and characterize biological systems.
This research area involves developing and using computer systems, numerical models, and algorithms to study and characterize biological systems.
This research area involves using electromechanical devices, computer algorithms, and mathematical models to study the human nervous system and characterize the functional effects of diseases
This research area focuses on applying knowledge of transport phenomena, physiology, and biomaterials to develop controlled and targeted delivery of biologically active compounds for treating diseases