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Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems
Engineering Research Center
University of Southern California

1450 San Pablo Street
DVRC - 130
Los Angeles, CA 90033

T. 323-442-6786
F. 323-442-6790


Director's Welcome.

Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems - Engineering Research Center

Welcome to the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems (BMES)  Engineering Research Center (ERC).  We are a research center supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on the development of implantable microelectronic devices for the treatment of presently incurable diseases.  Founded in 2003, the center has spent the first half of its life cycle making breakthrough discoveries in the areas of science, engineering and medicine.  This work serves as the foundation on which we have developed new technologies to create these devices.  Our areas of interest are in ophthalmology, neurology, orthopedics, microelectronics, microelectronics packaging, surface chemistry, polymer and electrochemistry, nanotechnology and computer modeling.  Our underlying guiding principle is to leverage our research efforts and experience to develop new and disruptive technologies to more effectively and efficiently treat medical conditions.

In addition to our research efforts, the BMES is dedicated to dessmination of knowledge to the community, and conversion of knowledge to technologies that can be used by society to effectively improve the world.  We have developed a series BMES undergraduate and graduate courses.  We have also developed a strong community outreach program to expose elementary and high school students and faculty to the concepts and value of science, medicine and engineering in our world.  Lastly, we manage an active network of industry partners with the two-part mission of translating new medical device technology towards commericalization and preparing young researchers for careers in the medicine, engineering and biotechnology.

Please take a minute to browse our website and learn more about the BMES, its community and activities.  We encourage you to visit us or send us an email to learn more about the center, its programs and its research.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you here at USC.


Mark Humayun


Mark S Humayun, MD PhD

Cornelius J Pings Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology, USC Keck School of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Associate Director of Research, Doheny Retina Institute
Director of USC Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems Engineering Research Center