Faculty at the University of Arizona are highly collaborative, creating a rich environment for research and study in biomedical engineering across disciplinary, department and college boundaries.

Research emphases of the biomedical engineering faculty include:

  • Bioimaging and spectroscopy
  • Cardiovascular biomedical engineering
  • Neuroengineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Neural prostheses with particular focus on artificial vision implants
  • Ophthalmology and ophthalmic simulations, tests and examination devices



Faculty Specialties

Jennifer Barton

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging, Medical Instrumentation, Optical Coherence Tomography

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Ali Bilgin

Department: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Medical Imaging, Program in Applied Mathematics

Research Interests: Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Image and Video Compression, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Erika Eggers

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Physiology

Research Interests:Visual Physiology, Neurophysiology, Inhibitor Synaptic Transmission

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Wolfgang Fink

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Systems & Industrial Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:  Artificial vision (vision prostheses), Autonomous robotic space exploration, Biomedical sensor/system development, Cognitive/reasoning systems, Computer-optimized design, Ophthalmic simulations/tests/examination devices


Marek Romanowski

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Contrast Agent Development


Robert Snyder

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Remodeling and Regeneration of Retinal Tissue



Ted Trouard

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Medical Imaging, Clinical and Small Animal MRI



Urs Utzinger

Departments: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Tissue Spectroscopy, Imaging and Bioinstrumentation




Yitshak Zohar

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: MEMs, Bio-MEMS, Microscale Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Microsensors and Microactuators, Integrated Microfabrication Technologies


Joint Faculty

Bhaskar Banerjee

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Medicine

Research Interests: Novel Optical Methods for Cancer Detection



Michael Leeming

Departments: Biomedical Engineering




Marvin Slepian

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Medicine




Russell Witte

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Radiology

Research Interests: Experimental Ultrasound and Neural Imaging

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Jeong-Yeol Yoon

Departments: Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Food Safety & Environmental Monitoring, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Fast PCR Diagnostics

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University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020