Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering

Message from the Chairs

Welcome to Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering. Our academic program is a collaboration of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, and their partnering entities. From its inception in 1996, the Joint Program has had annual enrollments of 60 or more fully supported graduate research assistants.

We offer three kinds of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering:

The research specialties of our faculty include:

  • biosensors and electrophysiology
  • biomechanics
  • biomaterials and regenerative technology
  • cellular biomechancial responses

New Students
Welcome to the new graduate students in the UT/UM Joint Biomedical Engineering Program!

Former UM/UT Student/Mentor make Top 10 in The Scientist Innovations for 2013

An MS graduate of the UM/UT Joint Program in BME, Prabhakar Pandian, who worked with Mohammad Kiani were in a recent issue of The Scientist that listed the top 10 Innovations of 2013. They were listed #7 for their work in putting a microvascular network on a microfluidic chip.

UTHSC Scientists make the list for UT-based inventions that influence and transform fields with their development of a platform that replicates human spine to test surgical implants

"For these UT scientists, the process of discovery began with an idea and ended with a patent for a device, concept or material entirely new to the world." ( Read the full article at )

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Contact Us

UTHSC Campus:

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5880
Fax: (901) 448-7387

U of M Campus:

Department of
Biomedical Engineering

The University of Memphis
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3733
Fax: (901) 678-5281