Bioengineering Department

Mason Bioengineering graduates use engineering principles to create medical technology that saves and enhances lives. 

Engineering a Better Life

mechanical arm mimics movement by researcher's arm
Researchers work on a prosthetic arm that uses ultrasound to move.

Our programs give you the foundational knowledge and depth of skills to pursue a successful career in many fields. 

Our current BS concentrations include

  • Biomedical Imaging and Devices 

  • Computational Biomedical Engineering 

  • Neurotechnology and Computational Neuroscience 

  • Biomaterials and Nanomedicine 

  • Bioengineering Prehealth 

  • Bioengineering Health Care Informatics 

Internships and Career Opportunities 

Mason has partnerships and collaborations with government agencies, engineering and biotech companies, and medical research facilities. These connections offer our students and graduates an advantage in landing internships and jobs. 

Opportunities include: 

Research Opportunities 

DNA modeling
Bioengineering faculty also work on interdisciplinary projects.

Bioengineering students, both undergraduate and graduate, can work in one of our labs, either for credit, as a paid employee, or as a volunteer.

Some recent Mason research projects include:

  • The use of DNA nanotechnology to develop vaccines that could block infection. Nanotechnology involves manipulating matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular level.

  • The development of “active bandages” and implantable devices to aid in healing combat wounds. Ultrasound systems will sense the wound state and release therapeutic compounds from implanted biocompatible devices.

  • The creation of biomaterials to treat damaged knee cartilage. The goal is to eliminate patient pain and reduce the need for knee replacement.

  • Creating maps of neuron connections to understand brain function and neurological diseases, a project funded by the National Institutes of Health.