Chair: Robin Shandas
Office: Room 6C03 Research 2 - Building P15 (Anschutz Medical Campus)
Robin Shandas, PhD
Specialties: Novel methods for translational bioengineering
Richard Benninger, PhD
Specialties: Optical microscopy; pancreatic islet biology and biophysics; diabetes
Cathy Bodine, PhD
Specialties: Assistive technology, technology, aging, device design
Emily Gibson, PhD
Specialties: Microfluidics technology, optical microscopy, and spectroscopy
Kendall Hunter, PhD
Specialties: Development, diagnosis, and progression of pulmonary hypertension
Craig Lanning, MS
Specialties: Digital manufacturing, reverse engineering, medical device and software design
Daewon Park, PhD
Specialties: Biomaterials; drug delivery; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Richard Weir, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Specialties: Neural Engineering, biomechatronic design, and rehabilitation engineering
Specialties: Cardiopulmonary disease, autoimmunity, in vivo cell lineage tracing & imaging
Students receive instruction from affiliate faculty in the University of Colorado system, including CU Boulder and the CU School of Medicine. Faculty research areas include imaging and biophotonics, cardiovascular biomechanics and hemodynamics, orthopedic biomechanics, neuromuscular control and assistive technology, surgery and urological sciences, ophthalmology, neuroscience engineering, polymers and diabetes. Please consult our website (ucdenver.edu/bioengineering) for more information.
The Department of Bioengineering bridges the fields of engineering and medicine with a core mission of applying engineering principles and analyses to improving human health. The department will fulfill this mission by providing opportunities for training, research, and service in bioengineering to faculty, students, and residents of Colorado and the greater Rocky Mountain region.
The Department of Bioengineering offers high quality training in bioengineering that is both flexible and multidisciplinary. A design-based focus permeates every aspect of our training philosophy which can be summarized by the following question: what does the user want and how can I best utilize my bioengineering training to achieve this need? Our academic instruction focuses on developing core competencies in life sciences, quantitative methods, technology, and research methods.
All graduate students begin the program with intensive study of the bioengineering core. In consultation with an advisor, each student chooses elective courses, training pathways, and research to fit talents, preparation, and career plans. Students earn the MS, MS-MBA, MD-MS, MD/PhD, or PhD degree in bioengineering with a choice of training pathways in basic research, clinical applications, or commercialization of medical technologies. Graduate School Rules apply to all programs. Please consult our website (ucdenver.edu/bioengineering) for more information on admissions requirements, degree requirements, core courses, training pathways and faculty research areas.