The mission of Temple University’s new Department of Bioengineering is to provide
our students with a well rounded, in depth education and a world class research
experience at the interface of engineering, the life sciences and medicine with the
goal to promote scientific discovery as well as the development of new technologies
and products that will benefit humanity.
Bioengineers graduating from our program will be multilingual individuals with a
solid foundation in both engineering and life sciences and also with a strong sense
for translational biomedical research. Our students will be trained to understand
and employ in a real world setting basic and applied knowledge from diverse areas
of engineering and sciences, such thermodynamics, biomechanics, bioinformatics,
bioimaging, bioprocessing, fluid mechanics, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, as well
as cellular, molecular and regenerative engineering, to name a few.
This knowledge will be useful for enabling our graduates at all levels to join and lead
interdisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians to solve fundamental
problems in the world around us, such as design of innovative medical devices
and diagnostic equipment, smart biomaterials, renewable bioenergy, ecological
engineering, and other areas that improve the quality of global health care and the
standard of living locally and globally.