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​Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley where we pursue research and educational programs that open new areas of scientific inquiry, drive transformational technologies, and foster a community that trains and motivates the next generation of bioengineers.​

Congratulations graduates!


Engineering commencement is Tuesday, May 21

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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Congratulations 2019 award winners

Congratulations 2019 award winners

Congratulations to our 2019 undergraduate award winners: Kevin Godines, Departmental Citation, Brenda Yang, Chair’s Award in Bioengineering, and Cuong Luu. Bioengineering Service Award. Outstanding work by all!

BioE MEng team wins Fung Mission Award

BioE MEng team wins Fung Mission Award

The Master of Engineering capstone team of Yu-Shuo Chen, Kylua Chen, Matthew Kennedy, Paula Schultheiss, and Jesse Yang, mentored by Bioengineering Professors Irina Conboy and Syed Hossainy, has won the 2019 Fung Institute Mission Award for Most Innovative Project.

Tyler Chen wins University Medal

Tyler Chen wins University Medal

Congratulations to bioengineering & materials science and engineering major Tyler Chen, named the 2019 University Medalist! This is UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior, which he will accept with a speech to thousands of his peers at a campus-wide commencement ceremony at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 18.

I’m a Bioengineer

Ori Hoxha

Ori Hoxha

Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016

My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.

“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”

Alisha Manandhar

Alisha Manandhar

Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013

I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.

“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”

Upcoming events:

  • BioE Seminars resume in Fall

    August 20, 2019, 12–1 p.m.


    See you in the Fall for our next seminar series!

  • Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature’s 3D-printing

    April 19, 2020, 4–5 p.m.

    348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

    Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Crystallization done by living organisms, termed biomineralization, involves biological control over crystal nucleation, growth, and crystal orientation patterns in the final biomineral. In this MSE seminar I will describe one mechanism of crystallization by attachment of amorphous particles [1] to fresh, forming coral skeletons, and their subsequent crystallization into aragonite crystals [2]....

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