The University of South Florida's new Medical Engineering Department is an interdisciplinary bridge between the College of Engineering and the Morsani College of Medicine, which partners with Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, and other biomedical institutions in the Tampa Bay area.

Its unique structure facilitates research and academic interactions between engineers, scientists and clinicians to pursue medical discoveries, translational technologies,
and didactic learning experiences through MS and PhD programs in Biomedical

Research efforts of department and affiliate faculty are concentrated in:

  • biomedical imaging and bioelectronics
  • cell and tissue engineering
  • molecular medicine and drug delivery
  • neural and rehabilitation engineering

Message from the Department Chair & Graduate Advisor

Robert Frisina

Welcome to the University of South Florida Biomedical Engineering (BME) Graduate Program. I am Dr. Robert Frisina, Chair of the Medical Engineering Department and Graduate Program Director. I look forward to meeting with you to plan your courses each semester, and can assist you in choosing a research advisor and committee for PhD students and those pursuing a master's degree with thesis. C

ommunicating with me each semester is important to optimize your academic and course plans, and for meeting college and graduate program requirements. There are important links in the side navigation bar which you should familiarize yourself with for your program. Use the student advising web scheduler for making appointments.

You are entering a great new phase of your career here in Tampa. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have. Our Academic Program Specialist, Ms. Davina St. Catherine, is also a great resource for navigating through the milestones of your program in the administrative structure here at the University of South Florida College of Engineering and Graduate School.