Facts at a glance

Quick facts about the Bioengineering Department

Founded:
1998
Number of faculty:
21 core faculty, 8 joint, 2 adjunct, 3 emeritus, 3 lecturers
Department chair:
Professor Daniel Fletcher
Undergraduate students:
315
Graduate students:
180
Department ranking, Graduate:
#6, US News and World Report
Department ranking, Undergraduate: #9, US News and World Report

 Faculty Honors

  • 12 AIMBE Fellows
  • 11 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 3 AAAS Fellows
  • 3 TechReview35 honors
  • 3 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • 2 NIH New Innovators Awards
  • 2 National Academy of Engineering members

The 21 core faculty have over 150 active or pending patents.

About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is the No. 1 U.S. public university and 13th overall in the world in the 2015 Times Higher Education‘s World University Rankings.

The New York Times has called the University of CA “California’s upward-mobility machine,” in their 2015 rankings that measure top colleges’ efforts on economic diversity. While affluent students predominate at many liberal arts colleges, “the University of California, by contrast, enrolls large number of high-performing students of all economic backgrounds.”