About Us

Our mission

USF Department of Medical Engineering seeks to advance excellence in biomedical engineering and improve patient care by conducting innovative research, developing impactful technologies, and training students for success as multidisciplinary global leaders.

What is biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers have and apply knowledge of both engineering tools and medical biology.

Biomedical engineers bridge the medical and engineering disciplines providing an overall enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineers design and build innovative devices (artificial limbs and organs, new-generation imaging machines, advanced prosthetics, and more) and apply quantitative computational methods towards the understanding of biological systems and disease processes.

The USF College of Engineering and the Morsani College of Medicine partnered to advance the growing field of biomedical engineering by jointly creating a new Department of Medical Engineering.

Our mission is to provide:

  • A new multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art environment for training the next generation of scientists, clinicians and engineers
  • Interdisciplinary research programs targeted at new and emerging fields in medicine and engineering
  • Translational research leading to medical innovations and novel therapies
  • Increased competitiveness for 'team science' programmatic funding, research center grants, licensing and royalties, and philanthropy
  • Enhanced patient care and health care delivery: "better care at lower costs."
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The Medical Engineering Department has an undergraduate program to produce a skilled workforce educated by engineers, scientists and physicians who reinforce theory with practice.

Our graduates will contribute to the growing Tampa Bay biotechnology hub and compliments our already successful graduate programs (MS and PhD).

The University of South Florida is one of only three top-tier public universities in the state of Florida, categorized as having Preeminent Research Status based on its rapidly growing external research portfolio, Research 1 ranking, and its business incubator campus which houses the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

No other public university has risen faster in national rankings over the past 10 years than USF, which is a top 50 research university among both public and private institutions according to the National Science Foundation, with an annual budget of $1.5B and economic impact of $4.4B in the Tampa Bay Region.

USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students.