Department Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering!

With 17 primary faculty members and 17 secondary faculty members, our program continues to grow and has been recognized in the most recent NRC rankings as amongst the very best programs in the country. Our faculty is committed to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the teaching and mentoring of the next generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, and technical leaders, and ultimately to translating all of our efforts to improve the human condition. In addition to comprehensive undergraduate and graduate instruction in the classroom, all of our students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting faculty colleagues have tremendous opportunities for discovery through our laboratories and those of our many colleagues across Yale.

Indeed, consistent with a distinguishing characteristic of Yale, many of our research activities are highly collaborative, including faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, residents, graduate students, and undergraduate students with technical areas of expertise ranging from basic or clinical science to engineering or applied mathematics. Among the many formal interactions we have across campus, our faculty and students participate in the interdisciplinary Physics and Engineering in Biology Program, the Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program, the Yale Institute for Network Science, the Yale Cancer Center, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, the Magnetic Resonance Research Center, the Yale PET Center, the Yale Stem Cell Center, and Global Health at Yale. We also benefit from interactions with colleagues in the newly established “West Campus Research Institutes”, which include the Chemical Biology Institute, Cancer Biology Institute, Microbial Sciences Institute, Nanobiology Institute, and Systems Biology Institute. The potential for discovery and impact across disciplines is thus exceptional.

I invite you to learn more about Biomedical Engineering at Yale through the many pages on this web-site and to consider joining us as we discover new knowledge, develop new technologies, and work together to improve human health. Thank you.

James S. Duncan
Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering