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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.​


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Commencement 2023

Graduating students are invited to the

2023 Bioengineering Commencement Reception
May 17, Noon - 1:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium

Please join us for cupcakes and festivity with your faculty and peers, and to receive a special gift from the Bioengineering Department!

RSVP here

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Welcome Bioengineers!

Don't forget, if you need in-person assistance in the BioE offices, check the current, live BioE Office Staff Schedule.
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Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Fletcher receives graduate student mentoring award

Fletcher receives graduate student mentoring award

Professor Dan Fletcher has received the 2023 the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award, a highly competitive campuswide award that recognizes faculty for outstanding mentorship of graduate students at UC Berkeley. Fletcher was nominated by his current and former graduate students and has long been a sought-after mentor of students and faculty of all levels.

H.R. Lissner Medal Awarded to Boris Rubinsky

Professor Emeritus Boris Rubinsky has been awarded the 2023 H.R. Lissner Medal in Bioengineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Medal recognizes achievements in the form of significant research contributions in bioengineering; development of new methods of measuring in bioengineering; design of new equipment and instrumentation in bioengineering; and/or educational impact in the training of bioengineers. Rubinsky is known for developing several technologies that are now clinical standards in the field, including imaging-monitored cryosurgery, non-thermal irreversible electroporation, non-invasive electromagnetic detection of internal bleeding, and MEMS technology for single cell analysis.

Congratulations outstanding GSIs!

Congratulations to Outstanding GSI Award Winners for 2022-23 from BioE courses: Eric Markley (BioE PhD Student), Baiyu Shi (BioE/EECS Undergrad Student) and Milad Shirani (MechE PhD Student)! The UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Awards are given to the best GSIs of the year, nominated by the course instructor.

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