The Institute of Engineering in Medicine

  • Facilitates the integration of engineering principles and novel technologies with biomedical and translational research.
  • Works with departments to create programs in which student scientists can apply engineering and technology to healthcare.
  • Comprises fifteen Centers and over 200 faculty from UCSD’s Schools of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering.


UC San Diego Physician-Engineer Teams Receive Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Award

October 12, 2016

Four physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego received the 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine award, which was created to bring engineers and clinicians together in developing innovative solutions to medical care problems.

UC San Diego Nanoengineer Makes Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10' List

September 12, 2016

Popular Science magazine has named Liangfang Zhang, a nanoengineering professor at the UC San Diego, in its 15th annual “Brilliant 10” list, a lineup of “the 10 most innovative young minds in science and engineering.”

Nanobowls Offer a Way to Magnetically Deliver Drugs in the Body

August 3, 2016

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed nano-sized vessels that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with magnets for guided delivery to specific tissues and organs.

Center Spotlight


AVB Seminar - "Novel Roles for GRK2 in Cardiac Function and Metabolism"

Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., Temple University

December 2, 2016  |  11:30am - 12:30pm
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Large Conference Room

BE281 Seminar - "Translational Research in Congenital Heart Disease"

James Perry, M.D., UC San Diego

December 2, 2016  |  2:00 - 3:00pm
Fung Auditorium, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

Type 1 Diabetes: New Technologies and Therapeutics Symposium

Hosted by the UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center and IEM. Register Online.

January 19, 2017  |  8:00am - 5:00pm
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

The 18th Annual UC System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium

Translating Discovery into Health Technologies

June 28 - 30, 2017
Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA