Research Collaborations

Research in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is highly interdisciplinary within the College of Engineering (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) and across other Colleges at UF (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health). Thus, the BME department is uniquely positioned to create the bridge between engineering and health sciences. The research in the BME department is currently focused along the following areas:

  • Neural Engineering
  • Imaging, Diagnostics & Therapeutics
  • Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomedical Data Science

The BME department is housed in a new state-of-the art building (completed in 2010) that is located in the medical school and steps from engineering. The $90.5 million, 163,000-square-foot building houses researchers from the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, and Public Health and Health Professions, creating unique opportunities for new collaborations. Biomedical Engineering at UF partners with many local Research Centers and Institutes including the McKnight Brain Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

In addition to its close proximity of health sciences, Biomedical Engineering at UF is uniquely positioned to contribute to clinical translation of biomedical technologies because of the outstanding resources for entrepreneurship and commercialization, including Florida’s 40-acre Innovation Square and the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator.

University of Florida Industry Partnerships (UFLIPS)

The UFLIPS Matching Grant Program will promote early- to late-stage technology development and commercialization through collaborative research opportunities between University of Florida researchers and high technology energy companies in Florida.

The path from the lab to the market can be risky and financially burdensome for many companies. The UFLIPS program has been created to aid Florida companies in their commercialization efforts of energy technologies.

The program allows these companies to engage UF Researchers and their teams in translational research opportunities, train and engage new talent while leveraging Research and Development dollars. If you have any questions, please contact Cherrie Hughes, cherriehughes@ufl.edu, for more information.