Song Li, Ph.D.
Chancellor Professor and Chair
5121C Engineering V
Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering
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. 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.
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 members and 74 affiliated faculty members 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. Our bioengineering students have been recognized by numerous awards on campus and at national meetings, and our alumni go on to become leaders in their fields.
Currently, we are engaged in an exciting phase of expansion in the field of engineering medicine. We are actively recruiting talented researchers to join our department, and we p significant growth in our faculty and research facilities within the next few years.
The mission of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, is to perform cutting-edge research that benefits society and to train future leaders in the wide range of possible bioengineering careers by producing graduates who are well-grounded in the fundamental sciences, adept at addressing open-ended problems, and highly proficient in rigorous analytical engineering tools necessary for lifelong success.