Bioengineering Graduate Programs

Our faculty members work closely with clinicians, other engineers and scientists. Many of our projects involve other disciplines — engineering and medicine or engineering and material science. These projects offer opportunities for:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual property generation

Graduate Degrees

Pursue a career as a physician scientist. Medical students with engineering backgrounds can enroll in the dual-degree M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program.

The College of Engineering also offers the following graduate options:


Partner with outstanding faculty. Work with state-of-the-art equipment in all of our laboratories.

Our research on spine and joint mechanics has drawn international attention. Faculty work with industry sponsors in UToledo's NSF-funded Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI) and the Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE), a joint research center with the College of Medicine and Life Science.

In addition, our faculty have broad expertise covering a wide-range of research areas in Bioengineering.

Bioengineering Research Focus Areas

  • Cellular and orthopedic biomechanics
  • Physiological sensor design and signal processing
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Bio-based products and materials
  • Many others

Research and Laboratories

  • Biomass Conversion
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Microfluidics & Biotransport
  • Cellular & Tissue Engineering
  • Plasma Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Spine Biomechanics
  • Ultrasound Imaging

Biomedical Engineering Research Focus Areas

  • Medical imaging and instrumentation
  • Medical device and surgical instrument design
  • Biomedical materials
  • Cellular and tissue engineering
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

Current Research Themes

  • Biomechanics and Assistive Technology
  • Biophotonics
  • Biosensors and Drug Delivery
  • Bone Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Microfluidics (Lab-on-a-Chip)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Performance Assessment and Wearable Systems
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Dynamic and Smart Systems
  • Ultrasound

Faculty Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization

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Admission Information

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Dr. Halim Ayan

Contact Dr. Halim Ayan
Graduate Program Director

Last Updated: 4/10/23