Engineering for Human Health


Scientific discovery aimed at improving healthcare, through interdisciplinary research and education


Our research

James Ankur in lab with students
Lucinda Williamson in the lab with a prosthetic foot
Syed Mubeen and Suresh Raghavan in Mubeen’s lab in IATL.

$ 61,000

Median salary of our 2015-2016 BME graduates

91 %

Undergraduate placement rate

45 %

of our biomedical engineering students are women

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In the News

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UI Research Foundation forms UI Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Monday, May 20, 2024
College of Engineering researchers are among those invited to join the chapter membership for their significant contributions to innovation and economic development on the UI campus and in the region.
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BME students patent senior design invention, launch company

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
University of Iowa senior design team laid the groundwork for commercializing a novel prosthetic device for the lower leg that is designed to adjust as children grow. The adaptable below-the-knee pediatric prosthesis showed enough promise the students filed for a provisional patent and formed a limited liability company, GroLimb, LLC.
James Ankrum

Ankrum receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Friday, April 19, 2024
James Ankrum, University of Iowa associate professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, was among four selected for the award provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
Grayson Talaski

BME student receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Grayson Talaski, a third-year biomedical engineering major, was honored at a student celebration on February 28 for receiving an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).



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