BioMEMs and Nanotechnology

BioMEMS and Nanotechnology are promised to revolutionize biotechnology and biomedical device industries, improve patient care, and reduce medical expenses in the 21st century. Modern semiconductor fabrication technologies and novel micro/nano technologies are used to make devices under 100 micrometers in size. Current main research focuses include lab-on-chip devices for in vitro diagnosis, implantable biomedical microdevices, nanoscale biosensors and actuators, microdevices and micro-PIV for cancer research and treatment, nanoparticles for bioimaging and drug delivery, molecular motor incorporated hybrid system, and microfabrication of biodegradable scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Key Faculty

Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty

  • Tony Huang, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Henry Donahue, 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