The Biomedical Engineering PhD Program emphasizes the highest quality engineering education, scholarly research at the forefront of biomedical engineering, and service to the biomedical engineering profession. Cutting edge research and instruction are offered in: Bioelectrics: Encompasses the study of endogenous electrical phenomena and externally induced electromagnetic field effects in biological systems, particularly human tissue and organs. Research includes interaction of pulsed electromagnetic fields and ionized gases with biological systems, mapping of cardiac electrophysiology, and brain-computer interfaces. Biomechanics and BioMicro/NanoFluidics: Encompasses the study of macro, micro, and nano-scale solid and fluid mechanics in biological systems, particularly human tissue and organs. Research includes point-of-care microfluidic devices, orthopedic biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics of trauma, and biomechanical analysis of soft tissue. Biomedical Imaging: Utilizes ODU's vast resources in this domain. Research includes medical imaging and analysis, modeling of human physiology, and development of virtual medicine tools and software. Biomedical Instrumentation: Utilizes ODU's significant resources in engineering design and fabrication for biomedical applications. Research includes development of biochemical sensors, fiber optic-based devices, biomeasurement systems, tissue ablation technologies and surgical instrumentation.
Norfolk , United States