Department Chair: Sean J. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D
The Department of Biomedical Engineering serves the University, the community, and the biomedical engineering profession through education, research, and design activities. Graduates of Michigan Tech's programs are highly skilled biomedical engineers who understand the ethical, social, and economic implications of their work. We open doors for students.
Biomedical engineers combine engineering approaches and principles with a rigorous knowledge of the biological and health sciences, working toward the goal of improving human health. It’s a highly challenging—and rewarding—profession. Students of biomedical engineering need to be skilled engineers, yet fluent in the sciences and savvy about modern health care practices.