Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Our academic Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering is a collaboration of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, and their partnering entities.

From its inception in 1996, the Joint Program has had annual enrollments of 60 or more fully supported graduate research assistants.

We offer three kinds of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering:

The research specialties of our faculty include:

  • Biomechanics, Movement Science and Rehabilitation
  • Biomaterials and regenerative technology
  • Biosensors
  • Electrophysiology


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Fall 2019 Class of the Joint UoM-UTHSC Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program, Left to right: Evan Main, Alex Bryan, Kirsten Miller, Chase Mareno, Lakshmi Thotakura, Chandler Sears, Haatef Pourmotabbed, Hayden Johnson. Not pictured: Melika Esmaeili Rad, Siddarth Nair, Zoe Harrison, Zachary Pasternak

Former UM/UT Student/Mentor make Top 10 in The Scientist Innovations for 2013

An MS graduate of the UM/UT Joint Program in BME, Prabhakar Pandian, who worked with Mohammad Kiani were in a recent issue of The Scientist that listed the top 10 Innovations of 2013. They were listed #7 for their work in putting a microvascular network on a microfluidic chip.

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UTHSC Campus

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5880
Fax: (901) 448-7387

Dr. Richard Smith, Program Director
956 Court Avenue, Suite E228
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5254

U of M Campus

Department of
Biomedical Engineering

The University of Memphis
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3733
Fax: (901) 678-5281

Dr. John Williams, Program Director
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-5485