Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering and medicine, applying engineering principles and techniques to understand and solve medical and healthcare problems. Our department provides two bioscience curricula: One focuses on applying biology, biochemistry, and physiology to biotechnology and medicine, and the other is a medical engineering program applying material science, mechanics, and electronics to medical and healthcare devices. A unique "Rotational Laboratory Experimental Course," which is provided in all of the eight laboratories through three sequential semesters in the freshman and sophomore years, helps students master practical research skills from faculties who have a broad spectrum of biomedical engineering research experience. These programs provide students with knowledge and skills in applied life sciences, and the solid background in engineering that they need to pursue graduate school studies, or careers in the medical, healthcare, and food industries.

Graduate Course in Biomedical Engineering

This course aims to educate students who will be involved in the design and development of various products and services for robotics and human health, skilled practitioners who will use a wide range of knowledge and skills both in science and engineering fields. The course is provided in two specialized fields to develop expertise. In the robotics field, graduate students study brain science and are trained in engineering through research and development of human-friendly robots, while in the biomedical field students develop expertise through research on artificial organs, regenerative medicine and biotechnologies.

Previous thesis subjects include the following:

  • Design and assessment of a brain-machine interface
  • Development of a surgery support robot
  • Development of a life support robot system
  • Application of tissue-engineered skeletal muscles
  • Understanding of the molecular base of the neurological function causing 'pain'