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Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering


Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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.

Upcoming Events

Morikis Symposium
The Professor Dimitrios Morikis Memorial Symposium
February 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am
The University of California, Riverside Alumni & Visitor Center 3637 Canyon Crest Drive Bannockburn Suite H-108 Riverside, CA 92507
The Professor Dimitrios Morikis Memorial Symposium is a tribute to the work and accomplishments of Professor Dimitrios Morikis. Professor Morikis was a founding faculty member of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside and his scientific energy was vital in shaping the program into what it is…
Roderic Pettigrew
Distinguished Speaker: Roderic Ivan Pettigrew, PhD, MD, CEO of Engineering Health, Executive Dean of Engineering Medicine Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University & Houston Methodist Hospital
January 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: Engineering Medicine to Transform Healthcare Abstract: During recent decades, many changes have taken place across the bioengineering, biomedical research, and translational science landscape.  In particular, the integration of engineering, the physical and the biological sciences has resulted in (1) significant progress…
Beth Lopour
Colloquium Speaker: Beth A. Lopour, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
January 08, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall WCH 205/206
Title: Computational markers for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy Abstract: The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy relies on visual interpretation of electrophysiological data in the form of scalp electroencephalography (EEG) or, in preparation for epilepsy surgery, intracranial EEG. While there is extensive knowledge of…
Chang Liu
Colloquium Speaker: Chang Liu, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine
December 04, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Title: Synthetic Genetics Systems for Rapid Mutation and Continuous Evolution in Vivo Abstract: We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships…

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Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
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