COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Biomedical Engineering

Program Highlights

As an interdisciplinary field, biomedical engineering sees students from many backgrounds, from mechanical engineering to medicine. This program produces graduates qualified for engineering and/or management positions or continuing study at the graduate/professional level. Biomedical engineering provides an excellent educational environment, well-qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, excellent facilities and a high level of faculty-student interaction. The Biomedical Engineering Center is physically adjoined to the Institute for Micromanufacturing, a modern micromechanical miniaturization design and manufacturing facility that complements the activities conducted in the Biomedical Engineering Center. Research activities include nanoscience, cellular modeling, biotransport, phenomena, neuroscience, neural engineering, rehabilitation engineering, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, biomicro/nanodevices and systems, and drug delivery.

The Louisiana Tech Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. To find out more information about the program mission, educational objectives, student outcomes and enrollment and graduation data, go to our Accreditation & Enrollment page.

Job Opportunities

  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Government agencies
  • Medical, law, veterinary school

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Advising Materials

For a list of prerequisites and required courses, select the curriculum sheet below.

Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Sheet

Faculty

Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore

Assistant Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BMEB 207

Phone: 318-257-2207

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: mcmoore@latech.edu

Dr. Mark DeCoster

Professor, Associate Director

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BMEB 210; IFMM 215

Phone: 318-257-5118

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: decoster@latech.edu

Dr. Levi Good

Assistant Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 209

Phone: 318-257-3930

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: lbgood@latech.edu

Dr. Eric Guilbeau

Professor Emeritus

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Paul Hale

Professor Emeritus

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Arlene Hill

Administrative Coordinator 4, Assistant to Associate Dean of Research (COES)

Departments: Administrative and Technical Staff, Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 103

Phone: 318-257-4420

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: ahill@latech.edu

Dr. Bryant Hollins

Lecturer

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 211

Phone: 318-257-5236

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: bhollins@latech.edu

Dr. Kevin Scott Holly

Director of the Laboratory Animal Facilities, Instructor

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Office: BMEB 129

Phone: 318-257-5206

Email: kholly@latech.edu

Dr. Leon Iasemidis

Director, Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 305

Phone: 318-257-5232

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: leonidas@latech.edu

Dr. Steven Jones

Program Chair, Associate Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 206

Phone: 318-257-2288

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: sajones@latech.edu

Dr. Teresa Murray

Associate Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BMEB 132

Phone: 318-257-5237

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: tmurray@latech.edu

Dr. Stan Napper

Professor Emeritus

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Randal Null

Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office: BMEB 228

Phone: 318-257-5239

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: renull@latech.edu

Dr. Dennis (Patrick) O’Neal

Associate Professor

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BMEB 136

Phone: 318-257-5235

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: poneal@latech.edu

Dr. James Palmer

Associate Dean of Research

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BMEB 230

Phone: 318-257-2885

Fax: 318-257-4000

Email: jpalmer@latech.edu

Advisory Board Members

The Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board was founded in 1989. The board includes 12 members who are alumni and friends of the Biomedical Engineering program from a variety of career paths, including industry, academia and medical school. The board advises the program on academic, research, and service matters. It considers matters such as recruiting, curriculum development, course content, laboratory equipment, program enhancement, and student placement. Two meetings are held annually. The fall meeting is held the day after the senior honors banquet, typically a Friday in late October or early November. An important service provided by the board members at this meeting is to hold mock interviews for our seniors to help prepare them as they begin their post-graduate careers. The spring meeting is held in early May and is combined with the college’s senior design conference. Board members attend the seniors’ project presentations and provide feedback on the quality of the projects. One role that they perform during the fall is to act as interviewers in a “mock interview” segment of the Biomedical Senior Seminar course. During the spring meeting, they provide feedback on the students’ senior design projects and they also interact directly with students to provide feedback about their experiences with the program’s courses, faculty and other elements in an anonymous manner.

Advisory Board Members – In Progress