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Department ofBioengineering

Department of Bioengineering

Advance medical and biological frontiers

Bioengineers create new biomedical technologies that result in smart, efficient, and cost-effective approaches to diagnose and treat human disease.

From developing miniaturized and implantable microfluidic devices and imaging technology for disease diagnosis, to researching how to fight "superbugs" that have become immune to antibiotics, our faculty and staff are at the forefront of bioengineering. They'll mentor you as you work side-by-side with them in their labs.

Our undergraduate program offers three tracks—Biomolecular, Pre-Med, and Medical Device—that prepare you for a wide array of careers, from law to medicine to biotech. Stay an extra year to earn a combined B.S./M.S. degree or join us for your M.S. in Bioengineering and pursue advanced study in medical devices/bioinstrumentation and molecular and cellular bioengineering.


  • Message from the Chair

    Hello! Please let me introduce myself as the new chair of the Department of Bioengineering. I am Jonathan (Zhiwen) Zhang. I would like to thank my colleagues and students who elected me as chair and I offer my deep appreciation and gratitude to Professor Yuling Yan, founding Chair, for her dedicated leadership of the department from 2012-2018.

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    Student Spotlight

    Bioengineering undergraduate Grace Ling and Assistant Professor Bill Lu, M.D., Ph.D., are testing a new method of gene therapy.

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    Faculty Spotlight

    Thanks to Genentech, SCU students will work on the same equipment used by a leader in pharmaceutical discovery and biotechnology innovation.

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    Alumni Spotlight

    Paul Davison (M.S. ’08) has successfully developed and commercialized more than 25 medical devices and holds 14 patents.

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    Contact Us

    Chair: Zhiwen Zhang
    Administrative Assistant: Matthew Blanco

    Santa Clara University
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

    900 Lafayette St.


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