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A message from the Department Chair

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University—“Inquiry and Innovation at Interfaces”

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University! We offer a vibrant and collaborative learning environment that emphasizes scholarship and discovery that ignite innovations in medicine, healthcare, renewable energy and sustainable engineering practices. The development of effective solutions to problems of critical national and global importance in these areas lies at the interfaces between different disciplines of science and engineering. Our faculty have always valued and fostered a collegial culture of collaboration. This has helped us achieve results that transcend disciplinary boundaries in research and education. Examples include the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and our new cluster hire initiatives in BioInspired and Energy and Environment.

Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is in a phase of strategic growth. The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering continues to be a major driving force behind many of the key growth initiatives such as smart materials for healthcare, drug discovery and delivery, understanding development and disease, and advanced materials for renewable energy and sustainability. We have recruited five new full-time tenure-track assistant professors since 2014, and plan to hire five more in the next three years. These hires have helped strengthen our synergistic partnerships with other schools and colleges within Syracuse University, the newly created Bioinspired Institute, Upstate Medical University, the Syracuse VA Medical Center, the Syracuse Center for Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the Burton Blatt Institute for disability research. Our faculty are cutting edge scholars and teachers who are garnering national and international recognition of their work and bolstering the reputation of Syracuse University!

Our future efforts will be guided by an unwavering commitment to providing an outstanding student experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff.  I encourage you to browse the website for further information on our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering. We are home to 18 full time faculty members, several research and adjunct faculty, over 220 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Learn more about our faculty’s passions in research and education and many transformative research projects underway in the Department, especially those lie at the “interfaces” among disciplines. If a story or image sparks your interest or imagination, please do follow up! Enthusiasm for scientific inquiry is truly infectious—before you know it, you might very well be a part of our academic family!

Julie M. Hasenwinkel, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair