Biomechanical Engineering has undergone dramatic growth during the last decade, and many innovations can be credited to work at UC Berkeley. The Bay Area is a major international center for Biomechanical Engineering research where numerous companies provide excellent employment opportunities for UC graduates. Our program in Biomechanical Engineering is focused on the application of mechanical engineering principles to human healthcare problems. A core strength of the Biomechanical Engineering program lies in the breadth of faculty expertise and related resources. Our research spans from long-term basic science questions to the practical development of translational technologies. Highly multi-disciplinary in nature, and funded by NIH, NSF, other federal agencies and industry, this work is conducted with a variety of collaborators across different engineering departments at Berkeley and elsewhere, and with faculty and students from medical schools and research centers. Ultimately, we seek to improve healthcare — and thus people’s lives — by identifying and working on important medical problems that can be addressed by improved technology. Please visit our various labs to further explore.
The Major Field Advisors for each research area are listed here.
Faculty with research interests that relate to Biomechanical Engineering issues include Professors Costas Grigoropoulos, Homayoon Kazerooni, Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Dennis K. Lieu, Liwei Lin, Oliver O’Reilly, Panayiotis Papadopoulos, Ömer Savaş, David Steigmann, and Tarek I. Zohdi.
Biomechanical Engineering Labs: