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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"I’m fascinated by synthetic biology; it has the power to solve many problems, both in human health and the health of our planet ... we can feed people in a more sustainable way that doesn’t harm our planet."Read Emilie's story
“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
"Finding a better way to produce nitrogen fertilizer is one of those huge challenges that requires tenacity and a willingness to break the problem down and solve one piece at a time. Doing that is what makes me an engineer."Read Tim's story
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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.
Megan Palmer: COVID-19’s scientific silver lining
An expert in biopolicy offers insight on today’s COVID-19 crisis and hope that leaders in policy, science and security can unite to prevent the next pandemic.