About the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique partnership and a spectacular success story. The department is dedicated to improving health and well-being by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide; and our biomedical engineering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs are consistently recognized among the best in the world.
This growth of the department has been organic and builds on a strong foundation of successful research and educational programs. There are two compelling factors driving this growth – first, there remain unmet clinical needs – like tackling debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and immune disorders. Second, biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory attracts some of the brightest undergraduate and graduate students, from Georgia and every corner of the world, and our growth will better help us spark their curiosity, instill scientific rigor, and develop future leaders of our society.
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is twofold: to educate and prepare students to reach the forefront of leadership in the fields of biomedical engineering; and to impact health care significantly by assembling a world class faculty who shape the cutting edge of research in key biomedical areas.
Hallmarks of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Students are encouraged to blend scholarship, engineering innovation, and entrepreneurship to create their own start-ups. Students also carry this unique skill set and entrepreneurial mindset into industry positions.
Our curriculum enables the world’s pre-eminent scholars and learning scientists to closely interact with students to solve complex, real world problems with creativity and innovation.
Coulter Department students are routinely placed in the best medical, graduate and industry positions across the globe.
Problem Solving and Design
Our students are comfortable solving open ended complex problems and have strong engineering design skills.
The Coulter Department has five graduate training grants in biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, computational neuroscience, and a graduate leadership program.
Student and faculty work closely with clinicians to gain fundamental insights into human health and pathology and to translate our research to impact industry, medicine and ultimately patients.
Faculty are enabled by a world-class infrastructure and a collaborative environment. They are conducting breakthrough research to address unmet clinical challenges.