Biomedical engineering faculty members conduct research in injury biomechanics, health care and more. Further details about research areas, labs, projects and initiatives can be obtained on the linked pages in the menu to the left.
The mission of the Bioengineering Center is to promote fundamental discoveries, design and development of technologies and education in the understanding, mitigation and prevention of impact associated injuries.
The Bioengineering Center of Wayne State University is a leading laboratory doing research work in the areas of impact trauma, low back pain and orthopedic biomechanics. Current projects in impact trauma include research on side impact, rear end collisions, head injury and lower extremity injuries. Our work in low back pain looks for causes of back pain and utilizes methods in neurophysiology to determine the source of pain in intervertebral joints. In orthopedic biomechanics, we are working on the causes of hip and vertebral fracture among the elderly, properties of bone as measured by acoustic microscopy and transmission ultrasound, and computer-aided insertion of pedicle screws.
We offer both undergraduate (BSBME) and graduate program (M.S./Ph.D.) in bioengineering. Students can pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering or in mechanical or electrical/computer engineering with a major in biomedical engineering.