Department of Biomedical Engineering

Move the World Forward

Our Biomedical Engineering department is here to challenge and support you as you explore 4 core content areas:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biofluids
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Tissue and Cell Engineering

Investigate traditional engineering methods and discover new, innovative ways to use them with the primary focus on modern medical applications. Our programs dives into a trio of vital yet complex topics in engineering – ethics, cost containment, and communication.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

  • B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering — Combine basic science and mathematics to find solutions to an array of medical solutions that will position you for a successful career in a variety of fields.
  • M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering — Focus on biomedical instrumentation, computational fluid dynamics, and biomechanics in this 30-hour program.

Departmental Honors

Outstanding Graduate 2020


Outstanding Graduate Amanda Cimino

Amanda Cimino

Hometown: Flowery Branch, GA
Majors: Biomedical Engineering; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Research: Amanda conducted research focusing on the characterization of the material and biological properties of drug-releasing electrospun fibers.
Research Advisor: Dr. Joanna Thomas
Noteworthy Experiences: 2019 Amgen Scholar, 2019 Goldwater Scholar, Mercer On Mission Peru, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Plans after Graduation: Amanda will pursue her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, where she plans to work in biomaterials and tissue engineering research.

“Mercer Engineering focuses not only on teaching the foundational skills important for becoming a successful engineer, but also on showing students how we can make a difference globally and within our community.”