What is Biomedical Engineering?


The Biomedical Engineers at The Ohio State University are engaging, intellectual problem-solvers of a different class. Unlike other engineering disciplines, biomedical engineers are focused on one of the most complex and unknown environments that face individuals: the human body. Biomedical engineers utilize tools from these engineering backgrounds with a functional understanding of the biological systems. They are capable of designing and providing complete solutions to the increasingly complex problems that arise within the human body. These kinds of problems are typically not understood by simple cause and effect; instead, they are a product of multiple complex, and often unknown, relationships. As a result, the integration of mechanical, electrical, chemical and material science engineering backgrounds is required to fully understand the problems and design solutions to fix them. Nobody is equipped for these kinds of tasks quite like biomedical engineers.