Temple University's Bioengineering Department offers students access to the merging worlds of engineering and biological sciences.


TU BE Faculty Photo (5/6/14)

(Back Row) Fisher, Marcinkiewicz, Lemay, Spence

(Front Row) Pleshko, Suh, Ochia, Lelkes (Dept. Chair)

(Not Pictured) Har-el

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TU BE Department Seminar Schedule

June-August 2014

Faculty Member Andrew Spence talks at Temple's Biophysics Seminar (10:00 am, 7/3/14, BA108, Barton Hall, Temple U.)


2014/2015 TU BE Faculty Search Announcement

Tenure/Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions Available

Bioengineering Department

College of Engineering

Temple University

Temple University’s College of Engineering is continuing a rapid expansion in its research and education endeavors, including the recently completed renovation of 2 floors of the Engineering Building with a total of ca. 25.000 square feet of state-of-the-art research and office space. Much of that space is occupied by the recently established Department of BioEngineering ( Following the hire of the first 6-core faculty, inauguration of the graduate program in the fall of 2012, and the launch of the undergraduate program in the fall of 2013, the BioEngineering department continues to expand and diversify. We are now searching for outstanding tenure/tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the to join our department in AY 2014/2015.

Mid-career faculty candidates will have a record of an externally funded research program, be well published in high-impact journals and enjoy an outstanding national and international reputation.

Junior faculty candidates are expected to have significant post-doctoral experience with evidence of independent contributions and first-rate publications.

Although candidates in all traditional bioengineering areas are welcome to apply, we are particularly interested in leveraging existing university-wide strengths in Engineering, Medicine and the Basic Sciences. Successful candidates will actively seek and establish close interdisciplinary collaborations with the Health Science Campus (School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Fox Chase Cancer Center). These interdisciplinary collaborations will also be furthered through the new Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME) that will serve as a living bridge between the Health Sciences Campus and various Colleges, Departments and Centers on the main campus. An important university-wide strategic goal, which closely matches the aims and promise of bioengineering, is to advance translational biomedical research and promote product development, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Having initially recruited a cluster of faculty focusing on smart biomaterials, drug delivery, regenerative tissue engineering, neuromechanics and optogenetics, the BioEngineering Department now wants to further solidify and widen its scope: Candidates with focus on Biomedical Imaging, Regenerative Tissue Engineering, Drug Targeting, NeuroEngineering, Cancer BioEngineering, Biomechanics, BioInstrumentation and BioInformatics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salaries and start-up packages are highly competitive. Significant resources have been allocated for these hires. Review of applications will start immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests and plans, a brief description of their teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references to Ms. Lauren Windell, business manager of the Department of BioEngineering ( with c/c to Prof. Peter I. Lelkes ( Temple University, a major urban research-intensive university in Philadelphia, PA with an excellent quality-of-life in terms of culture, recreation and sports, is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Detailed information about the College of Engineering and its Departments can be obtained at

Announcement posted 01/08/14

Download the announcement here [pdf]

Bioengineering at Temple University

Bioengineers graduating from our program will be individuals with a solid foundation in not only engineering but also physical and life sciences. Students and researchers going through our department will acquire a strong sense about translational biomedical research as well. Our students and trainees will be exposed to both basic and applied knowledge from diverse areas of engineering and sciences, such as thermodynamics, biomechanics, bioinformatics, bioimaging, bioprocessing, fluid mechanics, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, and cellular, molecular and regenerative engineering.

This knowledge will enable our graduates to join and lead interdisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians to solve fundamental problems in the world around us. These problems include the design of innovative smart biomaterials, tissue constructs, medical devices and diagnostic technologies,and other areas that improve the quality of global health care and the standard of living throughout the world. Temple's Bioengineering Department has a strong focus in understanding human biology and associated diseases and injuries to ultimately invent engineering solutions to improve our status quo.

Please refer to our undergraduate and graduate program websites (accessible in the left column and below) for detailed curricula related information. Temple BioE's state-of-the-art faculty research information is available through individual faculty profiles. Please visit our 'Faculty & Staff' website for more details. For additional questions, please e-mail Temple BioE Chair Prof. Peter Lelkes at or any other faculty member.

Explore Bioengineering


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A detailed look at the facts and mission behind the Department of Bioengineering

Department Chair Statement

A few words from the Department Chair on the future of the Department of Bioengineering

Undergraduate Program

Explore what you can expect as an undergrad within the new Department of Bioengineering

Graduate Programs

Engage in cutting-edge research and coursework to advance professionally

Labs & Equipment

Discover the cutting-edge equipment used within the Bioengineering Department

Faculty & Staff

Bioengineering Faculty & Staff Listing