More than 45 faculty, staff and researchers contribute to the advancement of biomedical engineering at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. The close-knit community of faculty, students and staff creates a unique environment in which world-class research and education flourish.

All of the BME faculty are highly collaborative with other departments in the Herbert Wertheim 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).

Department Leadership

Christine Schmidt

Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair

Kevin Otto

Professor & Senior Associate Chair

Benjamin Keselowsky

Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Walter Lee Murfee

Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies


Other Administrative Appointments

Sarah Furtney

Instructional Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator

Aysegul Gunduz

Associate Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor & Diversity Officer

Peter McFetridge

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator