Message From Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering

Song Li, Ph.D.
Chancellor Professor and Chair
5121C Engineering V


Bioengineering is the fastest growing engineering specialty. In the past two decades, the UCLA Department of Bioengineering has established outstanding and comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs. Our faculty pioneer many areas of bioengineering including molecular and cellular engineering,  tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, biomedical devices and imaging. In addition to core faculty, the department has 26 joint faculty and 74 affiliated faculty in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, and medicine who collectively contribute to our multidisciplinary research and education programs. Our adjunct faculty and industry partners help teach courses, oversee capstone projects, and facilitate internship and job placement. Bioengineering students are top-tier and have been recognized by numerous awards on campus and at national meetings. Many of our alumni have become leaders in their fields.

Currently we are fostering an exciting phase of expansion with our new initiative of engineering medicine.  We are actively recruiting new talents to join our department, and we expect significant growth in our faculty and research facilities within the next few years. Through collaboration among our faculty in engineering, life sciences, and medicine, we investigate the mechanisms of biological systems and develop technologies for diagnostics and therapeutics to address clinical needs.