With a strong base of external funding, UW Bioengineering faculty and students conduct a mix of basic and applied research and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge traditional boundaries between engineering, physical sciences and medicine.

Research Themes

Image of a scaffold on a heartDeveloping new engineering approaches for the repair and replacement of human tissues damaged by injury, illness and aging.

Nanoscale image of cellsExploring how molecular-level interactions drive cellular behavior, and designing new molecular systems for medical applications.

Low-cost microfluidic deviceCreating cost-effective medical technologies for use in developed and developing countries.

Medical image displayed on screenDeveloping tools for basic science and medicine, mainly in areas of medical imaging.

Illustration of proteins and equationsAnalyzing the interacting networks that give rise to an organism’s function, and using that knowledge to create new organisms to treat disease.

Research Centers

UW Bioengineering’s interdisciplinary research centers create unique communities for exploring a range of research frontiers.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s research centers.

Awards and Recognition

We are proud of all our faculty, staff and students, and the many awards they earn for their work in teaching, mentoring and improving lives through bioengineering research and innovation.

Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s awards and recognition.