Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation (BDI)

This field of emphasis is designed to train bioengineers interested in the applications and development of instrumentation used in medicine and biotechnology. Examples include the use of lasers in surgery and diagnostics, new micro electrical machines for surgery, sensors for detecting and monitoring of disease, microfluidic systems for cell-based diagnostics, new tool development for basic and applied life science research, and controlled drug delivery devices. The principles underlying each instrument and specific clinical or biological needs will be emphasized. Graduates of this program will be targeted principally for employment in academia, government research laboratories, and the biotechnology, medical devices, and biomedical industries.

Faculty and Lecturers

Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D

Field Chair

5121E Engineering V

Jacob Schmidt, Ph.D

Field Chair

5121G Engineering V

Mark Cohen, Ph.D.

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 

Arash Naeim, M.D 

200 UCLA Medical Plaza Suite 120 


Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D. 

68-119 Engineering IV 

Joseph Demer, Ph.D.

Doris Stein Eye Research Center

Yongho Sungtaek Ju 

 Engineering IV, 38-137K


Daniel Levi, M.D.

Interventional Pediatric Cardiology


Amy Rowat, Ph.D.

1125 Terasaki Life Sciences Bldg