Engineering for Human Health


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


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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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Biomedical Engineers at Iowa are making headlines

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UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Friday, May 26, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa (UI) will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Xie in lab

Yuliang Xie receives $1.3M NIH grant to make medical devices resistant to respiratory infection

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Yuliang Xie, assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to design a new surface for medical devices that can self-clean and prevent infection.


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