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The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the formation of the Department of Bioengineering at Illinois on December 9, 2003. Also approved at that time were the granting of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Bioengineering.
The first cohorts of 22 undergraduates and 3 graduate students entered in Fall 2004, and the first class graduated in May 2008.
Currently the Department is home to 16 full-time faculty, more than 70 graduate students, and more than 250 undergraduates.
Professor Rashid Bashir
Assistant Professor Andrew Smith
Graduate Program Director
Professor Deborah Leckband
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Marci Pool
Chief Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Program Specialist
Graduate Programs Coordinator
MEng Program Director
Assistant Professor Dipanjan Pan
MEng Program Coordinator
Associate Director of Communications
Associate Director of Operations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1270 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC-278
1304 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-1867
Email: bioengineering [at] illinois [dot] edu