Where Engineers Improve Healthcare

There is an endless demand in modern healthcare for technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of health problems. To meet this demand, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a strong focus on Health in its research and education programs and has a department devoted entirely to this socially vital area: Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical engineers improve human health by cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.

Synergy of education and research

The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides high-quality academic education and cutting-edge research. Open and personal contact between the circa 950 students, 75 PhD students and 70 researchers results in synergy of education and research.

  • Education
    The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers high quality academic programs at several levels. Within the TU/e Bachelor College, the department offers two majors, namely Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences and Technology.
    Additionally, the department offers Master programs, post initial training programs and PhD programs, clustered in the graduate program Life Sciences and Engineering.
    From the outset, the curriculum of our education programs integrates the natural sciences and engineering disciplines with biology and pathophysiology. It is designed to meld seamlessly with the research in our own department.
  • Research
    Our research is performed in ten specialized research groups and covers everything from regenerative medicine to biomedical image analysis to biomolecular engineering. Close collaboration between our researchers fosters cooperation between research groups in numerous shared projects, such as the development of an artificial human kidney and the design of personalized medicines.

Partners in Health

Within the Health arena, the Department of Biomedical Engineering collaborates closely with other departments at the TU/e, other universities, academic hospitals and industrial partners. Much of this collaboration occurs through international contacts in countries in Europe and countries such as China, the U.S.A. and Australia.