The Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin fosters a culture of innovation where critical thinking and creativity through research, leading toward the improvement of disease diagnosis and treatment.

Advances in health care are driven by individuals with interdiscplinary education and training that spans the fields of engineering, biology, and high-performance computing. Our goals include educating undergraduate and graduate students in the fundamentals of engineering and science as they relate medicine and performing multidisciplinary, disease-oriented research at the molecular and cellular levels.


Research Spotlight:
Making Cancer Visible with Microchips


For cancer patients, the difference between an early or late diagnosis is often a matter of life or death. Because of this Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is working to improve early detection of cancer through a rather simple blood test that can be potentially used in every clinic. Read more...