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The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to being a global leader in biomedical engineering scholarship. Our faculty, staff, and students are all important parts of the team that provide distinctive opportunities for creative solutions to biomedical engineering research and design problems. We aim for: excellence in education; meaningful and innovative research; and service dedicated to advancing the field of Biomedical Engineering.

Our backgrounds are diverse, covering the fields of:

  • biomaterials
  • biomechanics
  • bioimaging
  • biotransport
  • biophotronics
  • design
  • tissue engineering

All faculty members are actively engaged in research sponsored by federal, state and/or private organizations, and we believe that this enhances our teaching abilities by keeping each of us in the forefront of knowledge in our specialties.

We enhance the academic preparation of our graduate students in engineering, mathematics, and the life and basic sciences. Our graduate students are our junior colleagues, and we furnish them with the advanced and current coursework, professional guidance, and equipment/facilities that are critical to their participation in biomedical engineering research and scholarship. We coach our students as they conduct independent research and pursue careers related to one of the major themes of biomedical engineering.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me. Sometimes a personal visit is the most effective way for you to decide whether you wish to join us. We will be happy to show you our facilities, introduce you to the faculty, and discuss graduate training in biomedical engineering with you if you make an appointment to visit us here in New Orleans.

For more information, download our Student Handbook.

Donald P. Gaver, Ph.D.
Alden J.’Doc’ Laborde, Professor and Department Chair