University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering


Our vision is to be a world leader in bioengineering/biomedical engineering education and research.

Our mission is:

  • To instill in our students a strong foundation in science, engineering, and biological principles, and to prepare them to resolve challenges at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine.
  • To positively impact health and society through research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine.
  • To shape the field of bioengineering/biomedical engineering through scientific rigor and intellectual creativity.
  • SymposiumUpcoming Symposium!

    Mark your calendar! Hosted by UC Riverside and located at the Riverside Convention Center and the historic Mission Inn of Riverside, the 19th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium brings together students and scientists from all 10 UC campuses as well as industry partners. The event is a great opportunity to learn about cutting edge research occurring at the UC, form intercampus and industry partnerships, and enjoy the sights and weather of beautiful Riverside

    Bio LogoAccepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position.

    The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning the 2018/19 academic year in the areas of computational neuroscience, brain stimulation, and optogenetics. Exceptional candidates in other areas of Bioengineering will be considered.

    Big LogoNow Accepting Graduate Student Applications for Fall 2018

    The UCR Bioengineering department is currently accepting graduate applications for the Fall 2018 quarter. This is for our BIG (Bioengineering Interdeparmental Graduate) Program.

    Bio LogoCluster Hire in Modeling of Complex Bio-Systems - Tenure Track Assistant Professor / Tenured Associate Professor

    The target departments include mathematics and statistics departments, five life science departments (Botany and Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, Biochemistry and Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology), computer science and several engineering departments including Bioengineering, as well as the School of Medicine. To maximize cross-departmental impact, all hires have the option to join one main department as well as one secondary department as a cooperating faculty within the same or another college.

    GhoshResearchGroupOpen Postdoctoral Positions in Dr. Ghosh's Research Group

    Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Dr. Ghosh's Research Group. One position focuses on retinal vascular inflammation associated with diabetic retinopathy and the other on age-related vascular dysfunction (please follow link for details).

    Brain iconNow Seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows in MRI

    The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) is currently recruiting post-doctoral fellows in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Why Choose UCR?Why Choose UCR...

    Find out what students are saying about UCR's Bioengineering Program:

    "I chose UCR for the research opportunities that are available to undergraduate students."

    BE BIG

    Be BIGThe Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) program is exceptional with an additional 30 faculty across UCR, enhancing research opportunities for their students. A network of research centers, including the newly established Center for Bioengineering Research (CBR), provides extensive support for their research programs with core capabilities in genomics, bioimaging, bioinformatics, proteomics, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry and stem cell technology. And BIG is one of the few biomedical engineering programs where the graduate students can take non-clinical medical school courses alongside of the medical students.

    All of this culminates into a truly exceptional educational and research program to produce the best graduates for future advancements in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. To learn more, contact



    Antibiotics. Artificial joints. Pacemakers, implants and heart valves. These are but a few of the extraordinary medical breakthroughs brought to us over the last several decades by the rapidly evolving science of bioengineering.

    Today, UCR’s uniquely interdisciplinary bioengineering program combines the expertise of biologists, neuroscientists, nanotechnologists, physiologists, mathematicians, geneticists and others to push the boundaries of this dynamic field. From the discovery of powerful new drugs and diagnostic tools to the development of novel biocompatible materials that will revolutionize 21st century medicine, our researchers and graduates collaborate with pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other organizations to put the power of groundbreaking ideas to work in the real world.

    Watch video about bioengineering breakthroughs
    Featured BIG Faculty

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    General Campus Information

    University of California, Riverside
    900 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-1012

    Department Information

    Department of Bioengineering
    205 Materials Science & Engineering

    Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tel: (951) 827-4303
    Fax: (951) 827-6416

    Potential Undergraduate Students:
    Undergraduate Admissions

    Potential Graduate Students:
    Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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