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About Bioengineering at Clemson

Clemson University’s Department of Bioengineering has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of biomaterials science and engineering and is renowned for its leadership in biomaterials research and education. One of the oldest in the world, Clemson’s bioengineering program began in 1963 with the inception of a Doctor of Philosophy. A Master of Science was added in 1966 and a Bachelor of Science in 2006.

Clemson University is also known as the international birthplace of the field of biomaterials, the building blocks of medical devices. The Society For Biomaterials (SFB), which is the premier professional society in the field of bioengineering, began at Clemson in 1974.

Each year, the Society For Biomaterials solicits nominations for outstanding work in the Clemson Award categories: Clemson Award for Applied Research, Clemson Award for Basic Research and Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. The history of these awards reflects the strong ties between the Society For Biomaterials and Clemson University during the past three decades. Clemson’s Department of Bioengineering is also the curator of the C. William Hall Biomaterials Documentation Center, an international database of archived documents in biomaterials.

In recent years, the Department of Bioengineering has experienced unprecedented growth in faculty, personnel, facilities and programs. Clemson has strengthened its commitment to providing a unique learning environment to students and scientists-in-training by integrating state-of-the-art research with education in cardiovascular devices and implantology, orthopedic materials, tissue engineering, hybrid systems, biophotonics, nanoscale biointerfaces, biomolecular simulations, dental biomaterials, mechanobiology and many other emerging technologies.

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