MS Biomedical Engineering
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Biomedical engineering is a twenty-first century career. The goal of the MS in biomedical engineering program is to provide a foundation in biomedical engineering expertise and a trained workforce of leaders to support economic development, industry and academia. ECU offers academic programs in engineering, medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health and business on one campus. Students will be engaged in multidisciplinary research focused on device and equipment design, and the application of innovative, advanced technologies to solve complex problems in the life sciences, medicine and health care industry.
Application for admission to the graduate program in biomedical engineering must meet the general requirements of admission set forth by the Graduate School. The graduate admission process and application forms can be found on ECU's Graduate School website.
A complete graduate application includes an application form, GRE scores, 2 letters of recommendation, Personal Statement and Official Transcripts.
Application deadlines for fall admission:
Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in engineering with a minimum 3.0/4.0 grade point average in the last two years of undergraduate study.
The following minimum preparation is recommended:
Applicants may be granted provisional admission if they do not qualify for unconditional admission. Students entering from disciplines other than engineering may find it necessary to take preparatory undergraduate and/or graduate level courses that serve as prerequisites.
Dr. Tarek Abdel-Salam is a Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests include solar energy, solar assisted heat pumps, wind energy, alternative fuels, supersonic mixing and combustion, atomization, sprays and fuel injection and thermal-fluids systems. He is an active member of ASHRAE, SAE, ASME, and ASEE.
Dr. Barbara Muller-Borer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. Her research interests include cardiac electrophysiology, cell-to-cell communication, stem-cell based therapies, and computational biology.
Dr. Ricky Castles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests include mechatronics, human factors in design, cognitive ergonomics and human physical capabilities.
Dr. John Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests are in the area of Biothermal Engineering with applications in cryosurgery, cryopreservation, and thermal therapies.
Dr. Stephanie George is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Her research interests include computational modeling of the cardiovascular system using MRI, pulmonary hypertension with sickle cell disease, and heart failure patient monitoring.
Dr. Colleen Janeiro is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Her research interests include tissue engineering, especially in the musculoskeletal system;bioabsorbable polymers, their uses in vivo, and their processing quirks;and how to improve engineering education.
Dr. Sunghan Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research includes biomedical signal processing and instrumentation. More specifically, EEG-based brain-computer interface and emotion study, cardiovascular perfusion monitoring, diabetic neuropathy balance study, continuous blood pressure monitoring, and intracranial pressure estimation.
Dr. Loren Limberis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests include biomolecular engineering, bioprocess engineering, and biohybrid devices. His research involves the development of novel biomolecules for use in a variety of biotechnology devices, such as biosensors, research and diagnostic tools, and other bioengineered applications.
Dr. Jason Yao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests are wireless/wearable medical sensors, sensor networks for home environments, telemedicine, and industrial process monitoring and control.
Dr. Zhen Zhu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. His areas of interest include unmanned systems and autonomous operations, real-time imaging systems for medical applications, remote sensing and sensor integration, satellite navigation embedded systems, software radio and programmable hardware.
The integrated bachelor's/master's program is intended for outstanding engineering undergraduate students. Graduate student course work begins in the students' fourth year of undergraduate study and is completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor's degree.
Students are expected to apply to the program during the fall semester of their junior year. Minimum requirements for students applying to the integrated bachelor's/master's program: