Welcome to FIU’s School of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering

The School of Biomedical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (SBMME) at Florida International University (FIU) fosters collaboration among engineering and science professionals at local, national, and global levels, driving innovation and groundbreaking advancements in technology and discovery. In 2022-2023, the School received more than $21 million in sponsored research projects and 20 patents. Graduating more than 300 students with a select passion for our many research interests. Recognizing that the fields of Biomedical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (BMME) are each individually growing as they play a crucial role in the infrastructure of our community.

Our School combines the oldest engineering discipline, Mechanical, and the newest, Biomedical, through Material Engineering. Faculty are strengthening SBMME activities through collaborative research projects, cross-disciplinary courses, and undergraduate/graduate research days. The research interests of faculty in the school cross domains with electrical and computer engineering as well as computational, physical, chemical, biological, biomedical sciences, and clinical medicine.

The School directs many major research initiatives, including participating in two (2) multi-institutional National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers (ERC). The Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) ERC is developing revolutionary and cost-effective technologies and systems at the point of care to serve under-served communities and populations. Cellular Metamaterials (CELL-MET) ERC – is transforming cardiovascular care by combining breakthroughs in nanotechnology and manufacturing with tissue engineering and regenerative medicine while also developing areas of expertise in education and outreach. The other major research activities in SBMME include NASA CRE2DO Center and National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) to develop cutting-edge technologies on 2D materials and engaging underrepresented students in highly innovative materials research, seeking advancements in sensor technology, secure communication, quantum computing, and advanced phenomena simulation. Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Laboratory (ColRAD) is the School’s newest facility, a state-of-the-art, large-scale metal additive manufacturing lab using cold spray and wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) systems for DOD, aerospace, and other industries.

Arvind Agarwal
Director, School of Biomedical, Materials and Mechanical Engineering (SBMME)

College of Engineering and Computing
Florida International University
10555 West Flagler Street, EC 3474
Miami, FL 33174
P: (305) 348-1701 | F: (305) 348-1932 | E: agarwala@fiu.edu

MISSION​

The mission of the School of BMME is to enhance highly collaborative multi-disciplinary research and create new frontiers in human health, materials, and mechanics. The primary focus is on doctoral student and post-doctoral training across the college and university in collaboration with industry and government partners. The school will promote and facilitate innovative scientific and technological discovery, graduate and post-graduate education and training, as well as community engagement and outreach.

VISION

The School of Biomedical, Materials and Mechanical Engineering (BMME) in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University will be a leader in multi-disciplinary research and education in the converging fields of design, life sciences, advanced materials, and manufacturing. 

ADMINISTRATION

Mabel Fernandez
School Program Coordinator
Phone: 305-348-1541
Email: mabferna@fiu.edu

QUICK FACTS

DID YOU KNOW?

NSF Career Awards

Patents issued in FY2023

Students Enrolled Fall 2023

Million - Total Research Expenditures (FY 22-23)

R01 Grants

Pioneering Faculty

Awards Issued in FY2023

DID YOU KNOW?

  • #56 for best biomedical engineering graduate program among U.S. public institutions according to US News and World Report.
  • #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Underrepresented minorities by total, and #2 for master’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities by total according to ASEE 2022.
  • 2 Multi-institutional National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers (ERC): Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP); Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Cellular Metamaterials (CELL-MET).
  • First Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Laboratory (ColRAD) in the state of Florida that studies high-speed 3D printing methods such as cold spray and wire arc direct energy deposition (DED).

BMME DEPARTMENTS AND CENTERS

Biomedical Engineering


The Department of Biomedical Engineering is nationally recognized for research excellence and innovation in clinical medicine and biomedical industry applications and lead education, research, and technology development in Florida. Home to cutting-edge research and outstanding students, the department meets medical needs with engineering expertise to innovate our health care system and improve people’s lives.
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Combining creativity with hands-on research, FIU’s Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering provides students a hands-on environment to develop skills needed to make critical impact on industries such as manufacturing, energy systems and space exploration, as well as design and development of new materials and composites to impact areas such as in nanotechnology, biosensors and electronics.
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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Advanced Material Engineering Research Institute (AMERI)


The AMERI specializes in the realization of high-tech solutions to solve advanced technological problems for research, product development, and analysis.  Combining customer specific needs and input with advanced analytic tools, design, fabrication, and testing.  The AMERI offers a multi-faceted approach to achieve needed results.

Advanced Material Engineering Research Institute (AMERI)