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The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is an interdisciplinary research organization strengthening collaborative efforts between the disciplines of engineering and biomedicine at the University of Minnesota, and fostering collaborations with medical device industry.


IEM strives to be a world leader in the creation and innovative application of engineering solutions to medical and health problems. An important aspect of this future of health care will be the creation and application of engineering technologies in order to provide these new approaches to transform the management of various disorders faster, less expensively, safer, and with fewer side effects. It is essential to develop comprehensive programs to combine these spectacular engineering advances with disease and medical knowledge and apply them to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of major diseases affecting our society. Read more about our mission and vision>


  • Neuroengineering Neuroengineering IEM researchers advanced noninvasive brain-computer interface research demonstrating promise for EEG-controlled neuroprosthetics. Click the image to learn more>
  • Cardiovascular Engineering Cardiovascular Engineering IEM researchers discovered effects of cell therapy in hearts with a severely abnormal heterogeneity of myocardial bioenergetics. Click the image to learn more>
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering IEM researchers study cellular traction force dynamics for potential cellular therapy. Click the image to learn more>
  • Medical and Biological Imaging Medical and Biological Imaging IEM researchers mapped visual pathways and functional anatomy of the brain using high resolution functional MRI. Click the image to learn more>
  • Medical Devices Medical Devices IEM/MDC researchers developed high resolution visualization tools for virtual prototyping to speed up medical device design. Click the image to learn more>


News Highlights

IEM Director Dr. He named recipient of the 2017 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award. More>

Bin He Elected Chair-Elect of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. More>

University of Minnesota Selected as National Hub by NIH to Accelerate New Inventions to the Market. More>

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