The mission of the Bioengineering department is to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promotes scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies and therapies through research and education.
Our mission includes advancing bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic sciences, powered by a unique set of engineering concepts and principles, and capable of realizing many diverse applications. In realizing our mission we must capitalize on the unique history and strengths of Stanford and become a model for bioengineering worldwide.
Bioengineering research at Stanford revolves around the tenets of measure, model, make -- of, for and with biology.
Stanford University has been selected as a partner by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, which supports collaborative translational research projects through an award to Bioengineering, one of nine such awards nationwide. The Stanford-Coulter Translational Research Grants Program awards $800,000 a year to Bioengineering faculty members and their clinician researcher collaborators from the School of Medicine.
Stanford Biodesign trains students, fellows and faculty in the Biodesign Process: a systematic approach to needs finding and the invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies. The Biodesign program includes Biodesign Innovation Fellowships; classes in medtech innovation; mentoring of students and faculty in the technology transfer process; career services for students interested in medtech careers; and community educational events.
The Stanford Microfluidics Foundry is dedicated to being the main service provider of integrated microfluidic devices on Stanford campus servicing universities and academic institutions. The Foundary aims to make their services and designs readily accessible and promote use in a wide variety of applications.