Skip to content Skip to navigation


The bioengineering department is creating a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promotes scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies and therapies through research and education.

We use technologies from materials science, physics, biology, mathematics, computing and the social sciences to ask how we can best design and manage the buildings and cities, dams and water systems, highway networks and energy grids that support our daily lives.

The study of bioengineering applies the principles of engineering to the complexities of biological systems in a fusion of studies that promotes scientific discovery and the development of new biomedical technologies and therapies through research and education. 

Loza Tadesse and Tim Abate

PhD candidates

Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering

There’s an information barrier in Ethiopia when it comes to opportunities for education.

Ross Venook's bioengineering class

BioE enables students to combine engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, environmental quality, culture, education and policy.

Student at Shriram Center

Bioengineering provides opportunities and resources for students to grow their ideas and achieve their goals. 

Research Themes

At its simplest, Stanford Bioengineering pivots on three pillars: Measure, Model, Make. With engineering as a paintbrush and biology as a canvas, Stanford Bioengineering seeks to not only understand, but to create.

Bioengineering Research

Illustration of gene editing

Researchers develop a hypercompact CRISPR