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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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We're hiring! Seeking motivated team-players to be our new tenure-track faculty member at the interface of immunoengineering and tissue engineering.

Faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop a world-class research program with emphasis on development of innovative technologies and approaches to quantitatively understand and engineer biological systems.

Applications due Nov. 1

Our next seminar:

  • BioE Seminar - David Camarillo

    September 25, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    David Camarillo, Stanford University

    “Precision measurement and prevention of mild brain trauma” David Camarillo -- Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

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2019 BIE cohort

Keep up with the summer Biodesign Immersion Experience team through their Blog on Medium!

Recent news from Berkeley Bioengineering

Bolt Threads recognized in Fast Company Innovation by Design awards

Bolt Threads recognized in Fast Company Innovation by Design awards

Alumni-founded engineered fiber company Bolt Threads was noted with an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design awards for their new Mylo Driver bag, an high fashion tote made from engineered mushroom mycellium cells

Berkeley BioE ranked in Top Ten in US

Berkeley BioE ranked in Top Ten in US

The undergraduate Berkeley Bioengineering program was ranked #9 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today.

Welcome Professor Patrick Hsu!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Hsu will be joining the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering as an Assistant Professor, effective January 1, 2020. Hsu comes to us from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he has been a Fellow and Principal Investigator, after completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University in

I’m a Bioengineer

Chian Gong

Chian Gong

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.”

Shilpi Mathrani

Shilpi Mathrani

Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015

I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”

Upcoming events:

  • From the Bench to the Bar: Patent Law with a STEM PhD

    September 23, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    Meg Fasulo, Associate, Bartlit Beck LLP

    Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:...

  • Diversity, Equity, and Resource Collection Unveiling

    September 24, 2019

    Kresge Engineering Library

    The College of Engineering is happy to announce the establishment of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Collection at Kresge Library. All members of the college and campus community are invited to attend.

  • BioE Seminar - David Camarillo

    September 25, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

    106 Stanley Hall

    David Camarillo, Stanford University

    “Precision measurement and prevention of mild brain trauma” David Camarillo -- Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

  • McNair Scholars Program Information Session

    September 26, 2019, 12–1:30 p.m.

    11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

    Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

    The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

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