Building on excellence and partnerships

In our research, we integrate engineering with biology and medicine to develop coherent solutions to medical problems. Our main focus lies on chemical biology, regenerative engineering & materials and biomedical imaging & modelling. Next to these cross-disciplinary areas, we intensify our research by adopting the newest insights in machine learning and artificial intelligence and the broader perspective of immuno-engineering. Our state-of-the art facilities, shared among all disciplines, enable our researchers to strive for scientific excellence in a most innovative environment.

The department of Biomedical Engineering can compete with other top institutions with high quality publications in the best journals, with high citation impact.

Regenerative Engineering and Materials

The research of the cluster is mostly basic and applied, focusing on adaptation, remodeling, growth, damage and repair in cells and tissues. We apply a combination of principles from fluid and solid mechanics, cell biology, immune-engineering and biophysics. Outcomes are translated into advanced medical interventions based on tissue engineering and materials for regenerative medicine, mainly in the areas of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems.

Chemical Biology

Within this cluster issues in biomedical engineering are approached on a molecular basis using the interplay of organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry physical chemistry and chemical physics. Using these disciplines biological processes as well as the interactions between synthetic and living matter are studied at the level of molecules and used as a source of inspiration for the design and synthesis of new drugs and biomaterials.



Biomedical Imaging & Modelling

Within this cluster methods and techniques from e.g. mathematics, computer science, physics, and medicine are used in medical imaging, image analysis, and modelling and interpretation of biomedical systems. In both research and clinical diagnostics these methods are applied to understand the workings of the human body, and to accurately predict the application of medical interventions.

Research Collaboration

Our research has already led to many public-private partnerships and spin-offs where we have proven to be successful in building ecosystems in close collaboration with our academic, industrial and governmental partners.

The collaborations within the TU/e can be find in this overview.

Examples of our broader collaborations:

  • Regenerative Medicine crossing borders (Regmed XB; Leiden, Utrecht, Maastricht and Leuven)
  • The Utrecht-Wageningen-Eindhoven alliance on synthetic biology,
  • The Center for Translational Immunology together with Radboud UMC on pre-clinical and translational research,
  • Our long-term research and education partnerships with for example Eurotech, Wyss Institute at Harvard, Max Planck Institutes, and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).