The BMES research effort requires a multidisciplinary approach, combining natural science, physics, medicine, and engineering disciplines to create novel therapies. We draw from each of these pool to create a foundation of fundamental knowledge.
Our approach to research follows the NSF Engineering Research Center’s 3-tiered Systems Engineering Methodology to develop solutions to major challenges.This approach stratifies our research effort into three levels of increasing complexity:
Fundamental Research: Basic research in science, engineering and medicine or core disciplines of expertise on which all is based.
Enabling Technologies: Apply knowledge and discoveries found in basic research to create physical embodiments that employ the science.
Engineered Systems (Testbeds): Composite constructs that combine different enabling technologies to address a specific medical disorder.
The following lists our research activities broken down into these levels.