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Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering

Message from the Chairs

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


Memphis is a city where it's easy to work and study biomedical engineering – it has major corporations involved with orthopedic implants and other medical products, a "medical school," Tennessee's second largest state university, and major hospitals like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Memphis VA Medical Center. These entities have developed methods for collaborative work among themselves over the years. The Joint Program exists as a means to open such collaborations to its students. As a city full of lively music and several sports teams; easy commuting and neat in-city residential neighborhoods; many friendly people and a climate that's seldom harsh, Memphis offers many pleasant off-hour attractions. Interesting research projects with peer-reviewed funding and applicable classes with student colleagues and faculty of two institutions are the remaining key ingredients of the Joint Program.


TheAcademics section will help you gain a feel for a typical sequence of study. Academic efforts are spread over the various sites – we use facilities on both campuses and in our collaborating hospitals/research sites.


Visit theResearch section to learn what's going on in various group labs and the titles of past students' theses and dissertations. Our programs of study are as individual as the laboratories of the faculty researchers where the work occurs.

May 26, 2022