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Message from the Interim Chair

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Established in February 2004, the department is housed in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET). This department offers unique opportunities for collaboration, discovery, and learning. The vibrant growth of this young Biomedical Engineering Department is attributed to the enthusiastic and superb quality of the students, dedicated staff and faculty, and the interdisciplinary environment at UTSA.

In addition to the exciting interdisciplinary research, faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering are involved in the UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. We appreciate your interest in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UTSA and extend our warmest welcome to you from the Department.


Joo L. Ong

Mission Statement

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is commited to developing well-rounded, competitive biomedical engineering professionals to support the University's mission.

  1. To provide high caliber BME education to students interested in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
  2. To provide opportunities for BME research to students with a unique combination of clinical and engineering experiences.
  3. To form collaborations in bioengineering-related educational and research opportunities that will be of significant benefit to the San Antonio and South Texas technical and business communities.
  4. To effectively support the University's mission by encouraging minority participation in graduate and undergraduate studies.