We Engineer Excellence

Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering


Our vision is to be a world leader in bioengineering and biomedical engineering education and research.


We instill in our students a strong foundation in science, engineering, and biological principles, and we prepare them to resolve challenges at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine.

We positively impact health and society through research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine.

We shape the fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering through scientific and engineering rigor, intellectual creativity, and integrity.

Latest News

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Seeing through food and drug fakes and frauds
“Chronoprints” can identify a sample from a video taken as it reacts to disturbance
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Base pairs of DNA fold themselves up into a spiral. Credit: Darryl Leja and Ernesto Del Aguila III, NHGRI
Machines whisper our secrets
Spies can learn what a machine is making from the sounds it makes
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Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue
The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
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Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment
The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
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Hyle Park
Dr. Park and Dr. McKee on Bioengineering Capstone Projects
The Department of Bioengineering's Hyle Park and Robert McKee recently contributed to a piece by VentureWell on what makes a successful undergraduate Capstone Project. “We have alumni who come back to our program and say ‘this was the most valuable and enjoyable course I ever took – it’s had a huge impact on my career,” says UC…
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Atena Zahedi
BIG graduate awarded UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that Atena Zahedi, a graduate of the BIG Ph.D. program, has been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Zahedi will perform her research at UC Irvine with Professor Aileen Anderson. Dr. Zahedi completed her Ph.D. in 2018. Her thesis work was…
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Dr. Anvari
Dr. Anvari elected to the Board of Directors of ASLMS
Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS). Dr. Anvari will serve as a representative for Basic Science.  The ASLMS, established in 1981, encourages scientists and physicians to develop the…
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Professor Warren Grundfest
UCR Bioengineering Remembers Dr. Grundfest
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of one of bioengineering’s greatest individuals, Professor Warren Grundfest. We are sure you are acquainted with Professor Grundfest’s many accolades that he received throughout his lifetime that were in recognition of his creative technical contributions to bioengineering. But it…
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Upcoming Events

BioHack 2019!
May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am
Winston Chung Hall
This year, the BioMedical Engineering Society chapter at UC Riverside returns with BioHack, the second annual student-run 12-hour health and medicine themed hackathon at UCR on Saturday May 18th, 2019! Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of biohackers and healthcare advocates to help meet the patient care needs of…
Colloquium Speaker: John Dueber; Associate Professor; Bioengineering University of California, Berkeley
May 08, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Diversification and Compartmentalization: Two Synthetic Biology Technologies for Redesigning Cells   Abstract: I will discuss two technologies my lab is developing to gain control over cellular behaviors, particularly engineered metabolism. The first is an in vivoCRISPR-guided DNA polymerase we call EvolvR to introduce localized…
Distinguished Speaker: David J. Mooney; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wyss Institute Harvard University Cambridge, MA
May 01, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Building T Cell Immunity with Biomaterials   Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an…
Colloquium Speaker: Eric Pei-Yu Chiou; Professor, UCLA Optofluidics Systems Laboratory, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Bioengineering Department
April 24, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Integrated Optofluidics for Biomedical Applications   Abstract: Light is a special form of energy. Its unique physical properties give engineers and scientists the possibility to create numerous enabling functional devices and instrument for biomedical applications. This presentation will cover several integrated optofluidics…

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