University of California, Berkeley


Bioengineering applies engineering principles and practices to living things, to solve some of the most challenging problems that face our world today. In Bioengineering, also known as Biomedical Engineering, our work is concentrated on high-impact applications instrumentation, molecular and cellular engineering, and computational biosciences that will bring about major advances in medicine and the life sciences.

Founded in 1998, the department is supported by exceptional faculty, strong ties to other departments on campus, and close collaborations with other institutions such as UC San Francisco and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We continue to expand our department with new faculty, staff, facilities, and research programs.

Undergraduate Programs

Bioengineering: BS, Minor
Bioengineering/Materials Science and Engineering: BS (Joint Major)

Graduate Programs

Bioengineering: MEng, PhD (Joint PhD, in cooperation with UCSF)
Translational Medicine: MTM (in cooperation with UCSF)

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Contact Information

Department of Bioengineering

306 Stanley Hall

MC 1762

Phone: 510-642-5833

Fax: 510-642-5835

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Department Chair

Phillip Messersmith, PhD

306 Stanley Hall

Phone: 510-642-5833

Academic Undergraduate Student Advisor

Marisela Adler

306C Stanley Hall

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