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"Straight on 'til Morning" Bioengineering Ph.D. at ND Brennecke Wins Prausnitz Award
Learning from the Best Maziar Promoted Nanotechnology on Emerald Isle
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Bioengineering Ph.D. Now Offered at ND

“Bioengineering” is one of those buzzwords, like “nano,” that people seem to throw around indiscriminately. But there are reasons that industries and academia get excited about emerging technologies. It’s because of the possibilities, the “bold new frontiers” that are opening to exploration. From orthopaedics and medical diagnostics to environmental engineering, and modeling and simulation techniques, bioengineering offers an incredibly diverse range of fields for students considering their future. In addition to undergraduate tracks, graduate students may now obtain a doctoral degree from the University in bioengineering through the College of Engineering.

What is especially intriguing about the program is its interdisciplinary nature. The college provides training in a wide range of engineering and biological fields (including physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences, as well as engineering principles). As important, the program encompasses each department within the college, with faculty from the colleges of engineering and science participating.

An entering Ph.D. student is admitted to the Graduate School and bioengineering graduate program with simultaneous admission into one of the traditional departments within the college, which serves as a student’s home department. Coursework emphasizes depth in that particular engineering discipline, while incorporating additional studies in areas of specific interest to each student.

Students work in state-of-the-art facilities, such as cell and tissue culture laboratories; biomechanical testing areas; imaging facilities that include computed tomography, electron microscopy, and light miscroscopy; microfluidics laboratories; high-performance computing clusters; and micro- and nanofabrication rooms.

The program is new, but it is growing, and students, who work closely with faculty and industry collaborators, are already making an impact through their work.