Healthcare worker holding small device on person's arm

Professor Dev Misra chairs our biomedical engineering department which is committed to improving quality of life for all through outstanding education, distinguished research, and community involvement built upon the application of science and engineering principles to health.

Because biomedical engineering involves intersectionality between biological sciences, engineering and computer sciences, our faculty and their research span a wide variety of disciplines.

Current focus areas include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biorobotics
  • Bone Healing
  • Intelligent Assistive Devices
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
Industrial Advisory Committee Members
  • Jacklyn Bohman, CCE, CHTM, MS, EIT, Supervisory Biomedical Engineer, Clement J. Zablocki VAMC
  • Brian Brown, Chair, Chief Innovation Officer, NeoCoil, LLC
  • Andrew Gottheardt, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed, Certified Hand Therapist, Business Development Manager, Eagle Enterprises, LTD
  • Marc Horner, Vice Chair/Secretary, Lead Health Care Specialist, ANSYS, Inc.
  • Jake Tokar, Bioengineer, GoDx Inc.
  • Gustavo Zach Vargas, Senior Embedded Engineer, Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Contact Info:

Street Address
College of Engineering & Applied Science
3200 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Mailing Address
College of Engineering & Applied Science
P.O. Box 784
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0784

Researcher Highlights

Our biomedical engineering faculty are involved in ground-breaking research across many different areas:

  • Dev Misra, Department-like-Body Chair: Electromagnetic and microwave techniques, medical instrumentation.
  • Mahsa Dabagh: Multiscale Computational modeling, CFD, Molecular dynamics (MD), Modeling in cellular mechanics and mechanobiology.
  • Priya Premnath: Bone healing and regeneration; cellular and molecular mechanisms in bone; cell cycle; biomaterial and drug mediated healing; mechanical testing of bones
  • Mohammad “Habib” Rahman: Bio-robotics, rehabilitation robotics, assistive robots, control using biological signal such as electromyogram signals, intelligent system and control.
  • Jacob Rammer: Motion Capture/Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation, Pediatric Orthopedics, Community Mobility, International Research and Innovation, Product Development/Entrepreneurship
  • Yongjin Sung: Multidimensional imaging techniques and metrology instruments
  • Zeyun Yu: Big Data Analytics and Visualization Lab


Xeufeng Bao
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Qingsu Cheng
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mahsa Dabagh
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Advisor, UWM Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Ge He
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Devendra Misra
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Electrical Engineering
Priya Premnath
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Premnath Lab
Mohammad Rahman
  • Richard and Joanne Grigg Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
  • Affiliate Professor, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • Switzer Research Distinguished Fellow
Jacob Rammer
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Advanced Mobility Biomechanics Lab (AMBL)
Pradeep Rohatgi
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Advanced Manufacture of Materials
Brooke Slavens
  • Richard and Joanne Grigg Professor of Mechanical Engineering, EMS Office 1080
  • Affiliate Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science & Technology
Yongjin Sung
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
faculty member zeyun Yu
  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Big Data Analytics and Visualization Lab