Bioengineering tops the new Forbes’ Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.
MTM alumnus Michael Hemati, Senior R&D Engineer at Theranova, has been named one of Medtech’s Rising Stars of 2017. Hematic is currently heading medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics, and was one of the founders of SmartDerm, a startup founded from an MTM project.
BioE keeps climbing — our undergraduate program has moved up another notch in the annual US News & World Report ranking to #7 in the nation!
Investor, Reach Capital
B.S. Bioengineering, Minor IEOR, 2009
MBA Wharton, 2015, MPA Harvard Kennedy School, 2016
I’m an early-stage investor in education technology companies. I spend my time meeting with entrepreneurs, evaluating potential investments, and supporting our portfolio companies with everything from recruiting to product strategy.
“I’m very thankful for the analytical and problem solving skills that were an integral part of the Bioengineering program. One specific course that deeply shaped my career was the Capstone course with Professor Amy Herr.”
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.”
Gary Chan, Albert Lan, Kathleen Lo, Tiffany Truong
The Capstone team introduced a device that allows for constant drainage of a hemothorax in trauma patients requiring a thoracostomy.
Raymond Lee, Aleo Mok, Jessica Wen, Elaine Su
In conjunction with the CellScope team at UC Berkeley, this Capstone team developed a low-cost, portable device to generate consistent and high-quality sputum samples for the diagnosis of tuberculosis via cell phone based imaging.
Saba Khalilmaji, Brian McRae, Chengwin Saephanh, Libing Wang
The Capstone team created an electronic sensing device for direct and continuous assessment of breastfeeding mechanisms as a means to aid physicians in correcting nonproductive behaviors.
Charvi Shetty, Vinidhra Mani, Jay Kumar
The team introduced an in-home, portable asthma monitoring device with components for airflow and chemical measurement.