Changing lives, one scientific advancement at a time.
Biomedical engineers use technology and biological sciences to solve health problems and advance healthcare. They do things like design joint replacement implants, develop life-saving tools, and discover new ways to deliver drugs to fight disease.
Start solving health problems in Herff's biomed lab. Grow your own cells on a template to see how you might heal different parts of the body. Right now, we're developing a device that guides the treatment of septic shock better than ever before. Sound unbelievable? It's not. Every day, Herff students bring new ideas to the table and push the field of biomedical research further.
Biomedical engineers collaborate with scientists, other engineers, and practicing physicians on projects such as orthopedic implants, artificial organs, cardiovascular prostheses, and improved medical imaging techniques. We offer the only undergraduate biomedical engineering degree within 200 miles of Memphis. Our graduate program is a collaboration of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis and their partnering entities.
Search open for Chair of Excellence:
We invite applications and nominations for a Chair of Excellence to join and lead research and development programs in additive manufacturing, biomanufacturing, or bioprinting in the broad areas of musculoskeletal systems, tissue repair/regeneration as it applies to musculoskeletal and or dental-craniofacial implant systems. The Chair of Excellence position provides leadership in the Joint BME Graduate Program at the UofM and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and offers many opportunities for collaboration and innovation across engineering, science, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and medical disciplines at both universities in a vibrant entrepreneur-friendly city that is a hub for the medical device industry. Click HERE for application information.
2021 BME Outstanding Senior
Pictured: Nancy Pont Briant and Dr. Joel Bumgardner
Congratulations, Nancy Pont Briant, on being named Outstanding Senior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering!
While at Herff, Nancy was a top student and involved with the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the UofM Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB) biomedical engineering honor society. Hear from Nancy below about why she chose to major in biomedical engineering here at Herff, what were her toughest challenges as a biomedical engineering student, what she was most proud of from her time here in the department, how BME prepared her for her future goals and if she could go back in time, what would she tell herself as a first year student?