Research in Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU spans a wide array of topics and application areas, from basic science to translational research. Innovate and multi-disciplinary research by faculty within the department include such areas as neural systems, microfluidics, bioinformatics, computational systems biology, biomaterials, medical devices, imaging, metabolomics, single-cell assays and tissue engineering. This research diversity is supported by the wealth of BME-affiliated faculty and a variety of associated centers and initiatives on both the UNC and NCSU campuses. BME graduate students are actively recruited across departments and are encouraged to help foster novel research across disciplines.
The department is currently focusing on four major areas for future growth and development. These areas include Biomedical Imaging, Microsystems Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Pharmacoengineering and build upon existing strengths within BME as well as those of other departments at UNC and NCSU.