University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering


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Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering at UC Riverside!

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 rigor and intellectual creativity.


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Accepting Applications for Full-time Lecturer in Bioengineering

Open July 9th, 2018 through September 30th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 11, 2018. However, the search will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for the position is September 24, 2018

Big LogoNow Accepting Graduate Student Applications for Fall 2018

The UCR Bioengineering department is currently accepting graduate applications for the Fall 2018 quarter. This is for our BIG (Bioengineering Interdeparmental Graduate) Program.

Dr.Morikis'ResearchGroupPostdoctoral Position in Biomolecular Computational Modeling

Professor Dimitrios Morikis is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in computational biophysics to work on design/discovery of low molecular mass fluorescent ligands for a complement system protein.

GhoshResearchGroupOpen Postdoctoral Positions in Dr. Ghosh's Research Group

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Dr. Ghosh's Research Group. One position focuses on retinal vascular inflammation associated with diabetic retinopathy and the other on age-related vascular dysfunction (please follow link for details).

Brain iconNow Seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows in MRI

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) is currently recruiting post-doctoral fellows in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Why Choose UCR?Why Choose UCR...

Find out what students are saying about UCR's Bioengineering Program:

"I chose UCR for the research opportunities that are available to undergraduate students."


Be BIGThe Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) program is exceptional with an additional 30 faculty across UCR, enhancing research opportunities for their students. A network of research centers, including the newly established Center for Bioengineering Research (CBR), provides extensive support for their research programs with core capabilities in genomics, bioimaging, bioinformatics, proteomics, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry and stem cell technology. And BIG is one of the few biomedical engineering programs where the graduate students can take non-clinical medical school courses alongside of the medical students.

All of this culminates into a truly exceptional educational and research program to produce the best graduates for future advancements in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. To learn more, contact



Antibiotics. Artificial joints. Pacemakers, implants and heart valves. These are but a few of the extraordinary medical breakthroughs brought to us over the last several decades by the rapidly evolving science of bioengineering.

Today, UCR’s uniquely interdisciplinary bioengineering program combines the expertise of biologists, neuroscientists, nanotechnologists, physiologists, mathematicians, geneticists and others to push the boundaries of this dynamic field. From the discovery of powerful new drugs and diagnostic tools to the development of novel biocompatible materials that will revolutionize 21st century medicine, our researchers and graduates collaborate with pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other organizations to put the power of groundbreaking ideas to work in the real world.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (951) 827-4303
Fax: (951) 827-6416

Potential Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate Admissions

Potential Graduate Students:
Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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