|About||The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University is a top-tier teaching and research institution with a faculty committed to excellence in education, interdisciplinary, basic and translational research.|
The Rice University Department of Bioengineering mission is three pronged:
■To perform basic, applied, and translational research and education at the interface of biology and engineering;
■To build partnerships that identify important problems, develop and translate bioengineering solutions, and train the next generation of leaders in bioengineering;
■To solve pressing global health care problems and address challenges in biotechnology.
The Rice University Department of Bioengineering is a top-tier teaching and research institution with a faculty committed to excellence in education, interdisciplinary, basic and translational research. Both our graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 bioengineering programs.
Key to our success as an international leader in bioengineering is capitalizing on Rice's location, which promotes the development of long-term strategic partnerships with experts in industry and academic and government institutions. Rice is situated in the midst of one of the largest, most diverse cities in the nation. Our neighbors include the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and its member institutions. The TMC, which is the largest medical center in the world where much of Houston's biotechnology industry is focused, provides unlimited opportunity to expand our global reach and build unparalleled teaching and research programs that solve a broad spectrum of complex problems in science and medicine.
Our faculty members have diverse research interests focused on establishing engineering principles and developing cutting-edge technologies to solve a host of life-science problems in:
•Biomaterials and Drug Delivery,
•Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics,
•Cellular and Bimolecular Engineering,
•Computational and Theoretical Bioengineering,
•Systems and Synthetic Biology, and
•Tissue Engineering and Biomechanics.
|Founded||The Department of Bioengineering was officially established in 1997.|