Welcome to FIU’s School of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering
The School of Biomedical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (BMME) at Florida International University (FIU) engages the regional, national, and international engineering and science communities towards innovative and transformative discovery and technology development. In 2019-2020, the school received more than $13,925,000 in sponsored research contracts and 15 U.S. patents. The school also graduated more than 297 students. Recognizing that the field of Biomedical, Mechanical and Materials engineering are each individually highly multidisciplinary and that each is impacted by other engineering and computing disciplines, the School of BMME will be a platform for advancing highly impactive and transformative technology from conception to market.
The new school combines one of the oldest engineering disciplines (Mechanical) and two of the newest (Biomedical and Materials) providing a platform for multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and knowledge generation as well as graduate and post-graduate education and to facilitate the conduct of collaborative projects across colleges, universities, industry and government agencies. The research interests of faculty in the school cross domains with electrical and computer engineering as well as computational, physical, chemical, and biological, biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.
The School directs two 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. The Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Cellular Metamaterials (CELL-MET) aims to transform cardiovascular care by combining breakthroughs in nanotechnology and manufacturing with tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, while also developing areas of expertise in education, diversity, administration, and outreach.
Interim Director, School of BMME
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.
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.
School Program Coordinator
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Patents Issued in FY2020
Students Enrolled Fall 2020
Research Expenditures in FY2020
DID YOU KNOW?
- #56 for best biomedical engineering graduate program among public colleges according to US News and World Report
- #1 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, #3 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans, and #26 most popular biomedical engineering programs nationwide according to ASEE 2019
- 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).
BMME DEPARTMENTS AND CENTERS
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
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
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.