The Mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Consistent with both the mission of the University of Iowa and the College of Engineering, the mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to provide the highest standard of student education, faculty research, and service to academic and non-academic communities.

The interdisciplinary competence of the teaching program and the collaborative nature of the research program at the Department of Biomedical Engineering help to ensure that the department remains a central and vital unit within the College of Engineering and the University of Iowa.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across many different departments and colleges within the University of Iowa. In particular, the relationship between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine continues to be an ongoing source of groundbreaking collaborative research.

Through departmental collaborative research and interdisciplinary teaching, the department works tirelessly to serve the citizens of Iowa, the nation, and the world by providing contemporary education in the field of biomedical engineering, and by developing, disseminating, and transferring technical knowledge and expertise. And it is this technical knowledge that the department firmly believes will improve not only the quality of health care, but also reduce the overall cost of health care and, ultimately, improve the quality of life available to every individual.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering strives to attain its high standard of public service by:

  • Serving the needs of the College of Engineering, the University of Iowa, industry, government, and members of the public by ensuring that the departmental facilities and faculty expertise are easily and readily accessible
  • Providing a well–rounded and superior engineering education that attracts outstanding students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in selected fields of biomedical engineering by drawing upon the broad resources available to comprehensive research universities
  • Conducting high-quality research in selected areas in an effort to ensure that the faculty as well as students keep pace with, and initiate, new developments, which in turn can be transferred into various courses offerings