The history of bioengineering at Stanford University spans more than four decades, during which distinguished faculty in departments throughout the university have made important research contributions. In order to meet the growing interest in the field among students and faculty alike, Stanford offers programs focusing on specialized areas of bioengineering, including:

  • biochemical engineering
  • biomechanics
  • biomedical computation
  • biosensors
  • imaging
  • medical devices
  • robotics
Bioengineering is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary and many advances require close collaborations between engineers and physicians. While many programs address the educational needs of engineers, it is imperative to also provide opportunities for physicians to learn bioengineering techniques. Some will be true; double threats; but an even larger number will contribute by helping to build the bridge between engineering and medicine from both ends.

Mirroring the intent of the newly formed Department of Bioengineering, the concentration will look to attract students who are enthusiastic about combining biology-based research with engineering technology and clinical applications.