Bioengineering is a rapidly growing field at the intersection of engineering, biology, and medicine. Founded on the principle that training in all three will equip students with unique skills, bioengineering is positioned to make the world a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable place.

Examples of bioengineering research include bacteria engineered to produce chemicals, new medical imaging technology, portable disease diagnostic devices, and tissue engineered organs. You can go on to successful careers in academia, medicine and a wide variety of industries. ow basic concepts and tools of science and engineering can be brought to bear in understanding, mimicking, and utilizing biological processes for biotechnology, biomechanics, biomaterials, and tissue engineering


Silk, the ancient material of the future

Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.

Fiorenzo G. Omenetto's research spans nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), biomaterials and biopolymer-based photonics. Most recently, he's working on high-tech applications for silk.