Measure, Model, Make
A rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of study, bioengineering combines engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, education and policy.
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Stories & Voices
Learn more about Stanford Bioengineering from our community.
“The thing that inspires me about engineering is seeing all the new work happening at the intersection of engineering fields. This holds especially true for bioengineering, because it touches so many other fields.”Read Janelle’s story
“To me, being an engineer is having the ability to design and build something while understanding the underlying principle of it — the physics, the chemistry, the biology and even the software.”Read Ziv’s story
Loza Tadesse & Time Abate
“Information is empowering. Loza and I are living proof of that. We hope to share our knowledge to help empower others to dream bigger.”Read Loza’s story
“I’m continuously amazed at the unpredictable beauty and complexity of biology. The potential outcomes of this type of research inspire me every day — there is still so much for us to discover.”Read Caitlyn’s story
Innovating today for a better tomorrow
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By applying engineering principles towards our understanding of biological systems, we are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.
Stanford Bioengineering is dedicated to discoveries and innovations that impact the world. Our wide, ever-expanding range of research studies and engineers biology at many levels: molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
Kwabena Boahen: How to build a super-efficient super-computer
Could new-age computer chips, modeled on the how the human brain works, empower a watershed for artificial intelligence?
Markus Covert: How to build a computer model of a cell
A bioengineer sets out to create a computer simulation of a single living cell and comes to grips with the remarkable complexity that is life.
Manu Prakash: How to beat a pandemic on a budget
A prolific inventor of low-cost, high-impact healthcare devices recently set his sights on COVID-19.