Bioengineering research at the University of Pittsburgh incorporates the application of engineering and biologic principles, methods, and technology in two broad areas: scientific inquires into fundamental biological phenomena; development of instrumentation, materials, devices, and systems relative to application in the biological sciences and medicine. Active, externally funded areas of research include: computer processing of biologically derived signals; computer analysis of radiographic, ultrasonic, and nuclear magnetic resonance images; development of prostheses, artificial organs, and implantable sensors; development of medically related instrumentation; mathematical modeling of physiological systems; tissue engineering; environmental control technology using biological and physical chemical techniques; biomaterials and biocompatibility; musculoskeletal biomechanics and sports medicine; cardiovascular biomechanics; and, rehabilitation biomechanics.

To learn more about the specific research interests of our primary and secondary bioengineering faculty please visit the faculty research interest page.

The Department has recently undertaken a major organizational thrust in Translational Research. Translational Research at Pittsburgh aims to improve patient care and accelerate the delivery of healthcare technology from academia to the patient via a Bedside to Bench to Business to Bedside (B4) paradigm.