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.
Innovating today for a better tomorrow
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.
Bioengineering is a joint department in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine. Our research seeks to measure and understand the world around us with utmost care and precision, to recreate the phenomena we witness, and to design tools and approaches with real applications that impact humanity.
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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.