Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering! We offer a vibrant learning environment that emphasizes discovery, innovation and scholarship to the Inquisitive. Browse the page for information on our degree programs, faculty research interests and transformative research projects
underway in the Department. If an image or snippet sparks your interest or imagination, we do encourage you to follow up!
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at SU is in a phase of strategic growth under the dynamic leadership of Dean Laura Steinberg. The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering has added five new faculty members in the past four years, including a new chairperson, a chaired professor and three assistant professors. Among other things, this has helped us achieve critical mass and enhanced visibility in the biomaterials area and establish the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute. A search is currently underway to hire an assistant professor with focus on sustainable energy studies. We plan to nucleate and nurture a crosscutting cluster in this area by establishing synergistic partnerships with other colleges within SU and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. These efforts will make critical contributions towards accomplishing the University’s goal to flourish into an internationally recognized hub of scholarship in the areas of life sciences and sustainable development.
The Department offers BS programs in bioengineering and chemical engineering. Both of the undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET. The number of undergraduate students has increased significantly in recent years: we had 74 entering students in 2009. The two programs now share courses in engineering science. This allows for the appreciation of the fundamentals in a broader context and promotes interdisciplinary interactions among students. A number of our students gain hands on research experience by participating in faculty research. Follow this link to find out more on our Undergraduate Programs.
The Department has a lively graduate student body that consists of
students with one half of them pursuing doctoral degrees. The graduate programs have been revised so that both programs now have 30 credit MS degrees and 42 credit PhD degrees. By lowering the credit requirements, we expect our PhD students to be able to devote more time for their research and thus be able to complete their degrees sooner. Click on Masters Programs
and Doctoral Programs
to find out more. To apply to graduate studies in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering follow this link.
Radhakrishna “Suresh” Sureshkumar
Professor and Department Chair
Bioengineering Undergraduate Program Director
Bioengineering Graduate Program Director
Katie D. Cadwell
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program Director
Chemical Engineering Graduate Program Director
Full-time faculty (click here for high-resolution image)
Front row (left to right): Jeremy Gilbert, Patrick T. Mather, Ashok S. Sangani, John C. Heydweiller, James Henderson.
Back row (left to right): Julie Hasenwinkel, George C. Martin, Andrew Darling, Radhakrishna “Suresh” Sureshkumar, Rebecca Bader, Dacheng Ren, Lawrence L. Tavlarides.
New! Soft Interfaces IGERT @ SU (updated 10/20/2011)
Syracuse University has been awarded $3M by NSF to develop an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) in Soft Interfaces over the next five years. This is an excellent opportunity to train PHD scientists and engineers in the areas of biological membranes, biomaterials and nanostructured interfaces.
Click Here to apply.