The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at UTSA's Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees with a focus on experiential, hands-on learning that prepares our graduates to excel in our rapidly growing fields of expertise.

Biomedical engineering programs have been offered since 2004 and chemical engineering enrolled its first class in 2017. Our department is rapidly expanding and contributing to the greater academic community, which is a great testament to the quality and dedication of the students, staff and faculty and the interdisciplinary environment at CEID.

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Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering Faculty

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Nehal Abu-Lail, Ph.D.

Professor, Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering , Chemical Engineering

Mark R. Appleford, Ph.D.

Mark R. Appleford, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Olumide Bolarinwa Ayodele

Associate Professor of Instruction, Chemical Engineering

Rena Bizios, Ph.D.

Rena Bizios, Ph.D.

Lutcher Brown Endowed Distinguished University Chair Professor, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Eric Brey, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair , Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. Endowed Chair , Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mario Flores, Ph.D.

Mario Flores, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint appointment with Department of Biomedical Engineering)

Laura Gaviria, Ph.D.

Laura Gaviria, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Hugo Giambini, Ph.D.

Hugo Giambini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Maria Gonzalez Porras, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teja Guda, Ph.D.

Teja Guda, Ph.D.

Jacobson Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

PlaceholderMarzieh Hajiaghamemar, Ph.D., P.E.

Marzieh Hajiaghamemar (Memar), Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Gary Jacobs, Ph. D.

Gary Jacobs, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D.

Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D.

Microsoft President's Endowed Professor, Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering/Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

Joel Alejandro Mejia, Ph.D.

Joel Alejandro “Alex” Mejia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (joint appointment with Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies)

Anson Ong

Anson Ong, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Graduate Programs, USAA Foundation Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Camilah Powell, Ph.D.

Camilah Powell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Amina Qutub, Ph.D.

Amina Qutub, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Burzik Professor in Engineering Design, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

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Abelardo Ramirez-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Christopher R. Rathbone, Ph.D.

Christopher R. Rathbone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Gabriela Romero Uribe, PhD

Gabriela Romero Uribe, Ph.D.

Klesse Endowed Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Shrihari Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.

Shrihari Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Steve Skarke, M.S.

Steve Skarke, M.S.

Professor of Practice, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Gongchen Sun

Gongchen Sun

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering

Mark R. Appleford, Ph.D.

Liang Tang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Esteban E. Ureña-Benavides, Ph.D.

Esteban E. Ureña-Benavides, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Karina Vielma, Ph.D.

Karina Vielma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Carolina Vivas-Valencia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Marissa Wechsler, Ph.D.

Marissa Wechsler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

Klesse Endowed Fellow, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Degree programs

500+

Students

27

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