Biomaterial research is the science of the interaction of living cells and tissues with materials. At Penn State, our biomaterials research focuses on cell material interactions, blood coagulation, and matrix effects on cells with interest in tissue engineering, drug delivery and improvement of artificial organ design.

Key Faculty

Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty

  • Erwin Vogler, Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Henry Donahue, College of Medicine
  • Christopher Siedlecki, College of Medicine


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614