Memphis BME Research

Research Areas

We have 14 nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty with their primary appointments in Biomedical Engineering (10 on the UofM campus and 4 on the UTHSC campus). In addition to teaching and inspiring students to explore and discover new ways to keep people healthy, our faculty are known for their shared passion for and contributions to science and engineering. Our faculty are currently conducting highly regarded and innovative research in the following major areas:

Biomaterials (Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery)

Dr. Bumgardner, Dr. Bowlin, Dr. Jennings, Dr. Smith (UTHSC)

Biomechanics (Movement Science/Rehabilitation and Biomedical Devices)

Dr. Donahue, Dr. Williams, Dr. DiAngelo (UTHSC), Dr. Mihalko (UTHSC)

Bioelectricity (Neurological and Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Dr. Curry, Dr. Parthasarathi (UTHSC)

Medical Imaging (Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound)

Dr. Herickhoff, Dr. Sajja

Biosensors (Biochemical Diagnostic Devices)

Dr. Lindner, Dr. Pendley

Our faculty collaborate extensively with other faculty within the Herff College of Engineering, across other UofM colleges and departments (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Sciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology) and with many units at UTHSC (e.g., School of Dentistry, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, and Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry). In addition, collaborations extend to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Lebonhuer Children’s Hospital, the Memphis Veterans Administration Hospital, West Cancer Clinic, and over 50 medical device and biotech companies, including Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Microport Orthopedics, Olympus Surgical Technologies, Bionova, Bioventus, and SweetBio.

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