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The Biomedical Industrial and Systems Engineering Department is
home to dynamic BS and MS engineering programs in Biomedical Engineering and
the BS in Industrial and Robotics Engineering. Located in the heart of the
Tri-State area, we have developed strong ties and long-standing collaborations
with the wide variety of engineering industries that surround us in Erie,
Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Cleveland. This includes businesses from across the
spectrum, from mature companies that are household names enjoying world-wide
recognition, to startups that are at the brink of the next revolution in
technology. While most of our students stay in the Tri-State area upon
graduation and contribute actively to the dynamic growth in the Tech Belt, a
significant portion of our students have enjoyed successful careers around the
country and elsewhere.
Our department has five faculty members with a wide range of
research interests that includes prosthetics and robotics, ergonomics and
rehabilitation, industrial and bio-manufacturing, advanced biomaterials,
bio-heat and mass transfer, simulations and operation research, among others.
Our faculty continue to be successful in attracting funding from both the
public and private sectors, actively publish in prestigious scientific
journals, and have received awards from national and international societies
for their contributions to the profession. Many of our classes benefit
immensely from industry experts who share their practical experiences very
willingly, including teaching some of our classes.
The reputation of our educational programs as providing a unique
practical approach and hands-on experiences built on a strong academic
foundation continues to attract students. Student enrollment in our BS and MS
programs has increased significantly over the last few years, with a current
total student population of approximately 80. Many of our students are engaged
in academic research with faculty in their research labs, or work on projects
with industries in various capacities.
I personally invite you to visit our website to learn more about
our vibrant student community, undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty
research and accomplishments, and stay tuned to news and events. I also welcome
you to become a part of this community either as a student, as an alumnus
interested in reconnecting or giving back, or as a sponsor of faculty research
and student activities. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our
faculty if you would like more information or to schedule a visit.
Ing. Davide Piovesan, Ph.D.Professor & ChairDepartment of Biomedical, Industrial and Systems Engineering