News & Activities

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta is a joint department between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Research in the department is highly interdisciplinary across a wide range of biomedical engineering fields including biomaterials, biosensing, magnetic resonance imaging, biomechanics, computational modeling, medical robotics, advanced prosthetics, rehabilitation engineering, and many others. We work closely and enjoy long-standing partnerships with departments in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Engineering, Science, and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Management of the department has recently transitioned to the Faculty of Engineering. At this exciting time, we are seeking a Department Chair to lead our team through this unique period of transition and growth. A key member of our team, the Department Chair will help realize and achieve our teaching and research goals. More information about this opportunity is available at the University of Alberta careers page:


The major focus of the Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS Technical Activities Committee will be to organize workshops and symposiums designed to communicate up-to-date research in the fields of bionanotechnology and bioMEMS to the EMBS membership.

These workshops and symposiums will either be organized at various EMBS conferences or held separately at other venues.

The Technical Activities Committee is currently organizing bionanotechnology workshops, and is seeking the membership’s and member’s opinions about their relevant interests as well as the contents of these bioMEMS workshops.

You can watch the recording of the webinar delivered by Kangning Ren, Ph.D on the May 11, 2022 from the link below:

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We invite you to join our 4th webinar:
“Novel culture-based microfluidic approach for antimicrobial susceptibility testing”
by Kangning Ren, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University

May 11, 2022 9:00 PM Hong Kong SAR Click here to Register

BNM May 2022 Webinar


We invite you to join our 3rd webinar:

“Microfluidics Tools for Reproductive Health”
by Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad
Mechanical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE
March 1, 2022 08:00 AM EST  Register at

You can watch the recording of the webinar delivered by Dr. Hyowon “Hugh” Lee on the July 16th of 2021 from the link below:

We invite you to join our 2nd webinar:

“Towards more reliable and smarter implantable medical devices using microtechnology”

by Dr. Hyowon “Hugh” Lee
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Jul 16, 2021 10:00 AM EST Register at


The video and interviews with speakers from COVID19 Grand Challenges Forum can be viewed at

We invite you our first technical webinar: