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Department Overview

Department Overview

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique partnership and a spectacular success story. The Department is dedicated to improving health and well-being by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide; our biomedical engineering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs are consistently recognized among the best in the world.

This growth of the Department has been organic and builds on a strong foundation of successful research and educational programs. There are two compelling factors driving this growth: First, there remain unmet clinical needs — like tackling debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and immune disorders. Second, biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory attracts some of the brightest undergraduate and graduate students, from Georgia and every corner of the world, and our growth helps us spark their curiosity, instill scientific rigor, and develop future leaders of our society.

The mission of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is twofold: to educate and prepare students to reach the forefront of leadership in the fields of biomedical engineering, and to impact health care significantly by assembling a world-class faculty who shape the cutting edge of research in key biomedical areas.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech is a diverse and international community of faculty, students, and staff who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campuses. We believe that the diversity and contributions from all members of our community are essential, making us who we are. We strive to be a welcoming, inclusive educational and work environment that values and respects our individual and communal differences. We believe that our impact must reach beyond our classrooms, research labs, campuses, and the technology we create in order to improve the human condition where injustice lives. We believe that Black Lives Matter and therefore stand committed to the fight against racism, discrimination, racial bias, and racial injustice.

Our Community, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Hallmarks of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Entrepreneurial Confidence

Students are encouraged to blend scholarship, engineering innovation, and entrepreneurship to create their own startups. Students also carry this unique skill set and entrepreneurial mindset into industry positions.

Innovative Curriculum

Our curriculum enables the world’s pre-eminent scholars and learning scientists to closely interact with students to solve complex, real world problems with creativity and innovation.

Postgraduate Success

Coulter Department students are routinely placed in the best medical, graduate and industry positions across the globe.

Problem Solving and Design

Our students are comfortable solving open ended complex problems and have strong engineering design skills.

Training Grants

The Coulter Department has five graduate training grants in biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, computational neuroscience, and a graduate leadership program.

Translational Research

Student and faculty work closely with clinicians to gain fundamental insights into human health and pathology and to translate our research to impact industry, medicine and ultimately patients.

World-class Faculty

Faculty are enabled by a world-class infrastructure and a collaborative environment. They are conducting breakthrough research to address unmet clinical challenges.