School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) applies engineering principles and methods to understand, define and solve problems in medicine, physiology and biology. The New American University seeks to transform society through developing use-inspired technologies, and translating invention into use through entrepreneurship. By its nature, this area of research is inherently multidisciplinary and the potential impact is global.

Areas of exploration include:

  • Bio-imaging: magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, optical imaging and image processing and enhancement.
  • Biosensors and bio-instrumentation: research diagnostics tools to monitor human health and the environment, microactuators and microsensors for drug delivery systems.
  • Molecular, cellular and tissue engineering: biomaterials, molecular and cell therapies, drug delivery.
  • Neural/rehabilitation engineering: modeling and simulation of neural systems and their functions, signal processing, specialized technology for individuals with physically-impairments, monitoring and treatment of nervous disorders, chaos in neural/cardiac systems.
  • Synthetic biology and systems bioengineering: The field of synthetic and systems bioengineering is based on the premise that living systems are modular and thus able to be engineered. This idea has spurred a new movement with a substantial impact on molecular and cell biology. Teams design genetically encoded information and cell micro environments to gain a deeper understanding of living things as well as to generate useful products, such as advanced medical treatments. Research and coursework include engineered gene networks, biological network modeling, and biomaterials for multicellular systems.