UToledo has some of the
best bioengineering research programs
in the U.S. Our biofuels, spine research and biosensor programs attract many Ph.D. students.
The University of Toledo’s bioengineering graduate program prides itself on its award-winning faculty and its active research programs.
The Department of Bioengineering at UToledo offers two graduate degrees in bioengineering:
Students in the M.S. program have three options. They can choose to write a thesis, complete a project or complete a course work option. The majority of UToledo students pursue the thesis option and conduct research in their advisor’s laboratory.
UToledo's doctoral degree program is designed for students interested in bioengineering research, such as research in biomechanics, biofuels and biosensors. The program is particularly attractive to students who combine work in bioengineering with other fields of engineering, such as chemical and mechanical engineering.
Unique M.S. curriculum. UToledo — unlike most bioengineering programs — requires students to have graduate-level proficiency in the three principle areas of bioengineering: biomechanical, bioelectrical and biochemical. Students in other programs usually specialize in only one area. We find this broader focus often makes our students more employable.
One-of-a-kind class. We are one of the few programs to offer a required lecture and laboratory course in tissue engineering. UToledo faculty members in other departments who have in interest in tissue engineering research often send their students to this class.
Nationally recognized research programs.
Research collaboration. Our bioengineering faculty members work closely with clinicians, engineers and scientists from other disciplines (such as medicine or material science). Our graduate students have many opportunities for creative problem-solving, entrepreneurship and intellectual property generation.
State-of-the-art facilities. Conduct the highest-quality research with the latest tools and instrumentation.
Bioengineering graduate students have access to four teaching and 13 research laboratories, including:
Financial help. Graduate students are eligible for teaching and research assistantships, fellowships and tuition scholarships.
Biomedical engineering option. If you’re interested in the intersection of medicine and bioengineering, you may want to consider our biomedical engineering Ph.D. program. This joint program between UToledo’s College of Engineering and College of Medicine and Life Sciences offers a unique entrepreneurship component. Students take courses from UToledo’s top-ranked College of Business and Innovation and develop business plans to commercialize their dissertation research.
Graduates of UToledo’s master’s bioengineering program have an advantage in the job market. Employers love that our M.S. graduates have proficiency in all three subdisciplines of bioengineering and applied research experience.
Bioengineering M.S. and Ph.D. graduates are employed by a variety of institutions, including:
Our graduates also are prepared to pursue further education in medicine, law, business and other fields.
UToledo’s graduate program in bioengineering is unique in that master’s students take classes in all three subdisciplines: biomechanics, bioelectronics and bioprocessing. Much of the important and exciting research in bioengineering is occurring at the intersection of these areas.
Our flexible Ph.D. curriculum allows students to work with their advisors to tailor courses and research to their interests.
UToledo’s bioengineering program continues to expand as our research profile grows.
We have many active, funded research programs. Bioengineering M.S. and Ph.D. students can choose to work on a variety of research topics with our talented faculty members.
Our prominent research in biofuels attracts many Ph.D. students. We also have some of the best research programs in the country in:
Other ongoing research areas include:
Our nationally acclaimed spine research program has two endowed faculty. Endowed chair Dr. Vijay Goel is an internationally recognized authority on spine research.
Dr. Brent Cameron is an internationally recognized leader in biosensing. He has been awarded the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award. Dr. Cameron also has been granted many patents — among the highest for a UToledo faculty member.