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Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
GEAR Center
4800 N. Career Ave., Suite 221
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering combines science, engineering and medicine to solve human health problems and improve quality of life. Biomedical engineers work with doctors to build medical devices that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

At USD, our highly experienced faculty prepare students to join the rapidly growing medical device and pharmaceutical products industry in South Dakota. Through internships at local corporations and post-graduate job placement, our students make a positive difference in the workforce. Many go on to pursue careers in the biotech and medtech industries, conduct medical research, or seek professional education in medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy and law.

Our students can earn a bachelor of science (B.S.), master of science (M.S.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) through the department. We also offer an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in integrated science and certificates in laboratory science and regulatory affairs.

Join our community of forward thinkers who combine traditional engineering with living systems

If you are as passionate about science as you are about making the world better, the USD Department of Biomedical Engineering is for you.

Programs

Meet the Department

Get to know our faculty and staff in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Ying Deng

Associate Professor
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Daniel Engebretson

VP, Research & Spon Programs
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Kevin Francis

Assistant Professor
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Etienne Gnimpieba

Research Assistant Professor
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Erin Harmon

GEAR Lab Manager
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Zhongkui Hong

Associate Professor
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Patrick Kelly

Associate Professor
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Lisa MacFadden PhD

Assistant Professor
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Peri Shultz

Program Assistant I
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Jianning Tao

Assistant Professor
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Susan Wolfe

Emeritus

KNOWN FOR EXCELLENCE

With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

Facilities and Research

The USD Department of Biomedical Engineering is housed in Graduate Education and Applied Research (GEAR) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The GEAR Center was created to stimulate commercialization and applied research and provides a physical location for both private sector and university research activities.

DEPARTMENTS & FACILITIES

Explore the departments, facilities and centers housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering combines science, engineering and medicine to solve human health problems and improve quality of life. Biomedical engineers work with doctors to build medical devices that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The Biomedical Engineering lab.

Develop Solutions

Biomedical engineering integrates engineering and medicine to develop solutions for medical problems.
Develop Solutions
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A Part of the USD Discovery District

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in the USD Discovery District, South Dakota's first residential research park and a dynamic and collaborative community of researchers and entrepreneurs.

Student Success Story

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The USD biomedical engineering faculty remains concerned about running a practical program that brings value. They know that companies are always looking for competent innovators and critical thinkers who bring more with their degree than just a piece of paper.

Tim Hartman

B.S. Biomedical Engineering '22