Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

NJIT’s Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering is offered jointly with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) at Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences University, both in Newark. The partnership enhances collaborative approaches to research and provides access to facilities and resources, clinical experiences and networking opportunities.

Summary

Ph.D. students in NJIT’s Biomedical Engineering program are expected to originate and advance research in their area of study, while also preparing to become leaders in academia, industry or the government. The Ph.D. candidate enters as a student, progresses as an apprentice scholar and graduates as a colleague of his or her mentor.

Doctoral students in NJIT’s Biomedical Engineering program are preparing for diverse fields and will work with renowned experts in these specialty areas:

  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility;
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine;
  • Cellular and Orthopedic Biomechanics;
  • Biomedical Signal Processing;
  • Imaging and Instrumentation;
  • Neural and Neuromuscular Engineering

However, we expect all of our Ph.D. students to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Develop independence in research problem-solving skills at an advanced level
  • Acquire the depth of knowledge in your area of concentration to achieve a doctoral level of expertise
  • Learn new methods of investigation
  • Develop new skills appropriate for the student’s area of specialization
  • Cooperate with laboratory staff and students and contribute to the scholarship in the lab
  • Acquire sufficient breadth of knowledge to encourage new skills and problem- solving approaches that allow continuous learning and development
  • Develop an understanding of the diversity of research methods employed by successful investigators by completing two laboratory rotations, one in an engineering laboratory and the second in a life science laboratory
  • Attend at least one scientific conference as the primary presenter of a paper.
  • Understand the conduct and support of research and development
  • Develop ethical reasoning skills
  • Improve communication skills for teaching and research dissemination

 

Core Faculty

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Adamovich, Sergei

Professor

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Adamovich, Sergei
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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616 Fenster Hall
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Biswal, Bharat

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Biswal, Bharat
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Chandra, Namas

Professor Namas Chandra

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Chandra, Namas
Professor Namas Chandra, Biomedical Engineering
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Alvarez, Tara L.

Professor and Director Undergraduate Program

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Alvarez, Tara L.
Professor and Director Undergraduate Program, Biomedical Engineering
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Jonathan Smitherson

Arinzeh, Treena L.

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Arinzeh, Treena L.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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614 Fenster Hall
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Hunter, William C.

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Hunter, William C.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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607 Fenster Hall
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Pfister, Bryan J.

Professor and Department Chair

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Pfister, Bryan J.
Professor and Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
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Sahin, Mesut

Professor

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Sahin, Mesut
Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
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Haorah, James

Associate Professor

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Haorah, James
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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120 CHEN
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Lee, Eun Jung

Associate Professor

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Lee, Eun Jung
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Ihlefeld, Antje

Assistant Professor

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Ihlefeld, Antje
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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645 Fenster
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Kumar, Vivek A.

Assistant Professor

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Kumar, Vivek A.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & CBPE
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Life Sciences and Engineering Center 316
Jonathan Smitherson

Pal, Saikat

Assistant Professor

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Pal, Saikat
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Sahin, Mesut

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Sahin, Mesut
Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
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617 Fenster Hall