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.


Kang Zhang discusses advances in ophthalmology for 2016 Founders Symposium

January 10, 2017

Kang Zhang examines ophthalmologic advances in "Impact of UC San Diego Research in Ophthalmology, Psychology and History", a UCSD TV video celebrating the 2016 Founder's Day.

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.”

Center Spotlight


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

IGNITE: Innovators & Entrepreneurs @UC San Diego

A day of hands-on learning, competitions and mentoring for innovators, founders, and startup teams in the San Diego ecosystem. Register Online.

February 22, 2017  |  7:45am - 8:00pm
Price Center, UC San Diego

The 18th Annual UC System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium

Translating Discovery into Health Technologies

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