The F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering provides space, equipment and staff support for multidisciplinary research in the application of engineering principles to problems in medicine and the biological sciences. One huge benefit to biomedical engineering research at UK is that the Medical Center and the College of Engineering are housed within a short walking distance of each other.
The department occupies the newly renovated 5th floor of the Robotics and Manufacturing Building. In addition to individual faculty laboratories, the department’s shared-use and collaborative environment offers capabilities that include: design and development of smart medical devices, electromechanical testing (compression, tension, and bending), microcomputed tomography, diffuse optical spectroscopy and tomography, advanced signal processing of cardiovascular and neural phenomena, computational analysis of musculoskeletal systems and evaluation of cellular and tissue mechanics.