Your complete guide to a PhD in Bio & Biomedical Engineering

Everything you need to know about studying a PhD in Bio & Biomedical Engineering

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Bio & Biomedical Engineering is a subject that’s part of the STEM field and a subdiscipline of Engineering & Technology which aims to improve human health and health care systems through innovative use of technology. Biomedical Engineering combines Engineering with Biology to answer our modern medical needs, developing revolutionary creations such as artificial organs, surgical robots, prosthetics, new drugs, and more.

Bio & Biomedical Engineering degrees are interdisciplinary degrees that involve the same mathematical, analytical, and conceptual knowledge from related fields, such as Biology, Chemical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Materials Science, and even Computer Science. Some of the subdisciplines covered by Bio & Biomedical Engineering are orthopaedic implants, medical imaging, stem cell engineering, biomedical signal processing, and others.

Biomedical Engineering students will develop a strong understanding of both biological processes and engineering, allowing them to bring new improvements in the Medicine field. They will learn how to develop, maintain, and improve new machines and medical tools, which are used in hospitals, clinics, and medical research centres. The life of many people will depend on the proper functioning of these devices. It’s crucial that they are reliable and stable, both from a hardware and software point of view.

Bioengineering students will focus more on biological and chemical principles, research, and laboratory work. You will learn everything there is to know about the exciting field of stem cells engineering. This, together with cloning, has the potential to save millions of human lives and increase our lifespan significantly. Some are already arguing that if you are alive in 30-50 years, you might live to be 1,000 thanks to advances in Bio and Biomedical Engineering.

You can find exciting work in the following occupations: clinical engineer/scientist, medical device developer, biomechanics engineer, bioengineering researcher.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017)
Harvard University Cambridge, United States 1
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States 2
Duke University Durham, United States 15
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 4
University of Washington Seattle, United States 36
Rice University Houston, United States 6
Boston University Boston, United States 7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States 35
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China 9
Stanford University Stanford, United States 7
Rutgers University New Brunswick, United States 11
Fudan University Shanghai, China 101
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 13
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 34
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 10
Seoul National University Anyang, South Korea 39
University of Toronto Pickering, Canada 3
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 24
UCL London, United Kingdom 2
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, United States 4
Soochow University Taipei, Taiwan 21
Peking University Beijing, China 22
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland 23
Sichuan University Chengdu, China 24
Imperial London, United Kingdom 14
University of California, San Diego San Diego, United States 40
Northwestern University Evanston, United States 45
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 8
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich München, Germany 5
Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands 13
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, United States 31
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan 32
KU Leuven Brussels, Belgium 26
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 34
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 35
Tsinghua University Beijing, China 36
University of Utah Salt Lake City, United States 37
Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 38
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 11
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, United States 17
Columbia University New York City, United States 41
University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, United States 19
Emory University Atlanta, United States 43
Tufts University Medford, United States 43
Korea University Seoul, South Korea 45
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 46
Technical University of Munich München, Germany 22
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, United States 48
City University of Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 49
King's College London London, United Kingdom 6
Brown University Providence, United States 101
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, United States 101
Catholic University of Korea Seoul, South Korea 101
Chang Gung University Banqiao, Taiwan 101
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Delft, Netherlands 101
Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) Graz, Austria 101
Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea 101
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China 101
Jilin University Changchun, China 101
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, South Korea 101
Kyung Hee Cyber University Seoul, South Korea 101
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands 43
Monash University Clayton, Australia 101
University of Galway Galway, Ireland 101
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) Taipei, Taiwan 101
New York University New York City, United States 21
Pennsylvania State University State College, United States 101
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Enjitsu, South Korea 101
Politecnico di Milano Milano, Italy 101
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 101
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany 48
TU Berlin Berlin, Germany 101
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
The Ohio State University Upper Arlington, United States 101
The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom 101
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 101
University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom 101
University of Texas at Austin Austin, United States 101
Tongji University Shanghai, China 101
Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 101
University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 101
University of Bologna Bologna, Italy 101
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, United States 101
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, United States 101
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 20
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 101
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany 49
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland 101
University of Göttingen Göttingen, Germany 101
The University of Iowa Iowa City, United States 101
University of Rochester Rochester, United States 101
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 101
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, China 101
Ulm University Ulm, Germany 101
University of Würzburg Würzburg, Germany 101
Paris Diderot University Paris, France 101
Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, United States 16
University of Western Ontario London, Canada 101
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, United States 101
UCLouvain Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 151
Drexel University Philadelphia, United States 151
East China Normal University Shanghai, China 151
East China University of Science and Technology Shangyu, China 151
Griffith University Nathan, Australia 151
Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany 151
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, United States 101
INSA Lyon Lyon, France 101
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Karlsruhe, Germany 151
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden 151
Lund University Lund, Sweden 151
Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria 29
Nankai University Tianjin, China 151
Northeastern University Boston, United States 151
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain 151
Queen's University Kingston, Canada 151
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, United States 151
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy 151
Southeast University Nanjing, China 151
Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu, China 151
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, United States 151
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel 151
University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand 151
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, United States 151
Tianjin University Tianjin, China 151
Tohoku University Sendai-shi, Japan 151
University at Buffalo Buffalo, United States 151
University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Buffalo, United States 151
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada 151
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 42
University of Basel Basel, Switzerland 151
University of Chicago Chicago, United States 151
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, United States 151
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, United States 151
University of Delaware Newark, United States 151
University of Eastern Finland Kuopio, Finland 151
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden 151
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland 151
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, United States 151
University of Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 151
The University of Milan Sesto San Giovanni, Italy 151
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada 151
University of Porto Porto, Portugal 151
University of Tsukuba Naka, Japan 151
University of Tübingen Tübingen, Germany 37
University of Turku Turku, Finland 151
University of Virginia Charlottesville, United States 151
University of Zaragoza Delicias, Spain 151
Xiamen University Xiamen, China 151
Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark 201
Aalto University Helsinki, Finland 101
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark 49
Ajou University Suwon, South Korea 201
Beihang University Beijing, China 201
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beersheba, Israel 201
Capital Medical University Beijing, China 201
Chongqing Medical University Chongqing, China 201
Chonnam National University Gwangju, South Korea 201
Chung-Ang University Seoul, South Korea 201
Complutense University of Madrid Madrid, Spain 201
Dankook University Suwon, South Korea 201
Dartmouth College Hanover, United States 101
Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan 201
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Manhattan, United States 201
Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 201
Jinan University Guangzhou, China 201
Keio University Minato, Japan 201
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 201
King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 201
Konkuk University Kuri, South Korea 201
Kyungpook National University Daegu, South Korea 201
Laval University Québec, Canada 201
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, United States 201
Maastricht University Maastricht, Netherlands 30
Medical University of Graz Graz, Austria 201
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 201
Nagoya University Nagoya, Japan 201
Nanjing Medical University Nanjing, China 201
National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan 201
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 101
North Carolina State University Raleigh, United States 201
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, United States 201
University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France 201
Polytechnic University of Catalonia Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain 201
Politecnico di Torino Turin, Italy 201
Queen Mary University of London London, United Kingdom 201
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin, Ireland 201
Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany 201
Shandong University Jinan, China 201
South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China 201
Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan 201
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Copenhagen, Denmark 201
Texas A&M University Temple, United States 201
Texas A&M University College Station, United States 201
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel 201
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 201
University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom 201
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, United States 201
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, United States 201
UT Health San Antonio Leon Valley, United States 201
The University of Western Australia Perth, Australia 201
Tianjin Medical University Yangcun, China 201
Tokyo Institute of Technology Meguro, Japan 201
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Shinagawa-ku, Japan 201
Tokyo Women's Medical University Nerima, Japan 201
The Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) Bauru, Brazil 201
Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 201
Institute for European Studies - Universite Libre de Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium 201
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, United States 201
The University of Arizona Tucson, United States 201
University of Central Florida Orlando East Mobile Home Park, United States 201
University of Connecticut Storrs, United States 201
Goethe University Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, Germany 201
University of Granada Granada, Spain 201
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 201
Friedrich Schiller University Jena Jena, Germany 201
University of Kentucky Lexington, United States 201
University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom 201
Leipzig University Leipzig, Germany 201
University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal 201
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Mainz, Germany 201
University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 201
Philip University in Marburg Marburg, Germany 201
University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, United States 201
University of Maryland College Park, United States 201
University of Miami Coral Gables, United States 201
University of Münster Münster, Germany 201
University of Nantes Nantes, France 201
University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy 201
University of Notre Dame South Bend, United States 201
University of Oslo Oslo, Norway 201
University of Padua Padua, Italy 201
University of Palermo Palermo, Italy 201
University of Paris Paris, France 201
University of Paris Sud Orsay, France 201
University of Rennes Rennes, France 201
Tor Vergata University of Rome Roma, Italy 201
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom 201
University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France 201
University of Tennessee Knoxville Knoxville, United States 201
University of Trento Trento, Italy 201
The University of Vermont Burlington, United States 201
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden 201
Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria 201
Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, China 201
Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, China 201
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, United States 101
Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 28
Fourth Military Medical University Nanjing, China 51
Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Steglitz, Germany 27
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany 25
Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden 46
McGill University Montréal, Canada 33
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore 51
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan 101
National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu, Taiwan 51
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 51
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 51
TU Dresden Dresden, Germany 51
University of Bern Bern, Switzerland 51
University of California, Davis Davis, United States 51
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 51
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, United States 51
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 9
University of Southern California Los Angeles, United States 51
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 51
University of Twente (UT) Enschede, Netherlands 51
University of Zurich Zürich, Switzerland 18
Yale University New Haven, United States 32
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germany 31
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Villeurbanne, France 76
Donghua University Shanghai, China 76
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Eindhoven, Netherlands 76
Ghent University Ledeberg, Belgium 76
Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany 12
Nanjing University Nanjing, China 76
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan 76
Sorbonne University Paris, France 43
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia 76
Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 76
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea 76
University of Calgary Calgary, Canada 76
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 76
University of Queensland Saint Lucia, Australia 76
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Nuremberg, Germany 47
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands 37
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States 76
University of Minho Braga, Portugal 76
University of Montreal Montréal, Canada 76
Vanderbilt University Nashville, United States 76
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, United States 76
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 23
Wuhan University Wuhan, China 76
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea 76
Beijing Normal University Beijing, China 101
Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom 101
Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, United States 101
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