Message From Department Chair






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. 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.