The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology on the Tulane Uptown Campus and includes more than 16,000 square feet of Biomedical Engineering offices, classroom space, and laboratories.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering has additional space located on the Tulane University Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans. The Tulane Institute of Integrated Engineering for Health and Medicine (TI2EHM) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and technology development, with faculty offices and laboratories.
The Center for Anatomical Movement Sciences (CAMS) is one of eight specialized centers associated with the School of Science and Engineering (SSE). The Center is embedded in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and provides graduate and undergraduate instruction that allows faculty from associated departments to access anatomical specimens specific to their discipline. while utilizing an aggregate and central resource geared toward interdepartmental relationships. CAMS originated from the remodeling and expansion of the former Human Anatomy Lab housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. Its main goal is to provide anatomical instruction and resources to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. CAMS also provides a specialized facility for professional continuing medical education that partners industry and practicing clinicians with Tulane engineering and preclinical students. CAMS main lab offers a unique human dissection experience to undergraduate and graduate students from the nine departments associated with the School of Science and Engineering (SSE). The center has developed a significant outreach program that offers instructional events to community colleges and high schools from around the state of Louisiana. The center also includes smaller associated labs that provide hands-on experience with accelerometry, electromyography, metabolic assessment, spirometry and other movement related physiology.
There are multiple workstation-class PCs in laboratories and the departmental computer laboratory. Substantial computational facilities are available through the Center for Computational Science (CCS). The CCS coordinates interactions between Tulane University students and faculty and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), which provides statewide supercomputing facilities for scientific research and economic development. Access to Cypress, the Tulane University High Performance Computer System is available here.
A Maker Space has been described as a new amalgam of art, craft, and technology. The Tulane Maker Space is located on Engineering Road, in one of the original campus buildings constructed in 1894 and designed by architects Benjamin Morgan Harrod and Paul Andry. It occupies 4100 ft2 of design and construction space. Formerly a centralized machine shop, it offers direct vehicle access, high ceilings, a separate design and ideation space,and an embedded controller development center. It includes multiple modern prototyping tools like laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, a CNC lathe, and 3D printers, along with traditional hand tools and power tools. Access to power is tied to a RFID key card system, and will require completion of safety training. Some equipment with high danger potential will only be used with qualified faculty or staff supervision.
The Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training offers a multi-disciplinary approach to education and research that includes surgical and non-surgical simulations and skills/task training. It features 14,000 square feet of real-life environments and meeting space on the Tulane Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans.