Researchers explore genome editing, stem cells' potential to alter cardiac treatment
June 27, 2018

Penn State researchers aim to dramatically alter the care of cardiac disease and heart injuries by examining the treatment potential of cardiac cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs).

Camouflaged Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Killer Protein to Cancer
June 14, 2018

A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery
June 14, 2018

Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Biomedical engineering professor part of multimodal energy harvesting research team
May 29, 2018

A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers.

$2 million NIH grant awarded to two Penn State professors to develop new kind of wound dressing

Two Penn State professors have received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to develop a wound dressing made of semi-synthetic biomaterials.

Graduate students to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting

Two Penn State graduate students have been selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting June 24-29, in Lindau, Germany.

Gomez to use NSF CAREER award to study how cell differentiation is affected by tissue stiffness

Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, Penn State, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Early Career (CAREER) award to better understand the mechanobiology of mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET).

Riley named biomedical engineering student marshal for 2018 spring commencement

Joshua M. Riley will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering's spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Riley will receive a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

College of Engineering receives AHA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State have been awarded the 2018 Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Department of Biomedical Engineering offers new study abroad program in Milan

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is offering a new study abroad program for its students in Milan, Italy, beginning in spring 2019.

Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained

Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds and now a team of researchers know why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops.

Female students "take over" the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night

The sound of whirring band saws, swinging hammers and the screeching of metal being cut filled the air at Penn State's Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on March 20, the same as any other night. But there was one stark difference.

Randolph awarded Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship

Lauren Randolph, a Penn State doctoral candidate in bioengineering, has been awarded the prestigious Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship.

Gregory Riggins receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award

Gregory Riggins, a Penn State bioengineering alumnus, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles

Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers.

Vidt and Simon to begin project funded by Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program

Meghan Vidt, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Julianna Simon, assistant professor of acoustics, were recently awarded funding through the Penn State College of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program.

Bioengineering Ph.D. candidates recognized by American Chemical Society

Penn State Ph.D. candidates Qiyao Li, Dingying Shan and Chuying Ma received awards at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Four biomedical engineering students receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Biomedical engineering students Brandon Davis, Joshua Riley, Elizabeth Roach and William Su, were awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education.

Zhang and other researchers receive $3.7 million grant to further national BRAIN initiatives

Two Penn State professors are collaborating to bring real-world solutions to better understand neuroimaging signal through the support of a $3.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative grant focusing on resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Mimicking biological process, hydrogel signals and releases proteins

An artificial system using a DNA-laced hydrogel can receive a chemical signal and release the appropriate protein, according to Penn State researchers. Further stimulation by the chemical signal continues to trigger a response.

Three Penn State researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has selected three Penn State researchers to receive scientific grants: James Marden, Scott Medina and Mikael Rechtsman. The foundation awarded eight grants to scientists at institutes of higher learning in Pennsylvania who are pursuing research that explores essential questions in biology, physics and chemistry, or that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion

A toddler running sometimes loses footing because both feet come off the ground at the same time.

Students Pouria Fattahi and Jordan Dover develop efficient 3D near-field electrospinning for potential tissue engineering

Biomedical engineers at the Pennsylvania State University have demonstrated a simple and innovative method for fabrication of highly organized polymeric fiber structures blended with stem cell loaded collagen gels.

Biomedical engineering welcomes three new faculty members

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will welcome three new faculty members during the fall 2017 semester.

College of Engineering announces faculty promotions

The College of Engineering recently announced that 13 faculty members have been selected for promotions.

Keefe Manning and Nanyin Zhang receive promotions in academic rank

Keefe Manning, professor, associate dean for academic affairs, and Schreyer Honors College; and Nanyin Zhang, professor of biomedical and electrical engineering; have been promoted within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1.

Joseph Kim named student marshal for spring 2017 commencement

Joseph Jongha Kim was selected as the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 5.

Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment

A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis.

Institute for cyberscience co-hire wins early-career NIH award

Xiao Liu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State and a co-hire of the university's Institute for CyberScience (ICS), has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award.



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614