The Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering is still a relatively young department established in 2000. Though it is one of youngest departments in the College, it is also one of the fastest-growing. The department oversees the undergraduate program in biomedical engineering and the graduate program in bioengineering as part of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program.
To keep up with the increasing demands of the department, the College of Engineering is committed to a major expansion—one of the most exciting elements of the College’s vision for growth! The department’s faculty will double in size, from twelve to twenty-four professors, over the next four years, and it will also increase its annual acceptance of undergraduate students from 40 to 100 students. These changes are not merely about size, but quality as well.
The new chemical engineering and biomedical engineering building will be essential to this process. The new building will provide the classrooms, offices, and state-of-the-art equipment that will not just accommodate the planned growth but will provide the kind of first-rate facilities that can attract some of the best new faculty members and graduate students in the nation, who will take the department to new heights of excellence.
The chemical engineering and biomedical engineering building represents a truly transformational moment for Penn State Biomedical Engineering.
- Year Established: 2000
- Department Head: Dr. Cheng Dong, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Current Location: Hallowell Building
- Undergraduate Student Enrollment (2015-2016): 158
- Graduate Student Enrollment (2015-2016): 56
- Total Research Expenditures (FY 2014-2015): $5,370,504
*Research expenditures include subcontracts and internally funded projects.