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Bioengineering combines the analytical and experimental methods of the engineering profession with the biological and medical sciences to achieve a more detailed understanding of biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. The engineer's quantitative and analytical approach; traditional competence in the processing and control of information, energy, and materials; and ability to design and analyze systems are powerful tools when applied to biology, medicine; and quantitative studies of relationships between biological systems and their environments.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the formation of the Department of Bioengineering on December 9, 2003. Also approved at this time were the granting of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Bioengineering.
The first class of 22 undergraduates and 3 graduate students entered in Fall 2004.
Currently the Department is home to 15 full-time faculty, 70 graduate students, and more than 200 undergraduates.
Professor Rashid Bashir
Graduate Program Director
Professor Deborah Leckband
Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor Bradley P. Sutton
Academic Programs Specialist
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Director of Communications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1270 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC-278
1304 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone: (217) 333-1867
Fax: (217) 265-0246
bioengineering [at] illinois [dot] edu