Message from the chair

Chul-min Ghim,  Head of Biomedical Engineering

Welcome to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) at UNIST. UNIST BME is an exciting discipline in which engineers, scientists, and clinicians collaborate to improve human health by developing new tools and methods for better understanding of human physiology and diseases and for prediction, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. In BME, engineers, scientists, and clinicians collaborate. UNIST Bioengineering track was founded in 2009 under the school of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering. After restructuring the academic system in 2014, School of Life Sciences was launched with two collaborative tracks; Biological Sciences (BIO) and Biomedical Engineering (BME). BIO teaches fundamental principles of life and living organisms at the levels of molecules, cells, and organisms and answers fundamental questions on life and broadens the understanding of human diseases. The faculties and students in BME are striving to produce new knowledge and discovery from synergetic efforts of excellent laboratories and to expedite the translation from laboratory innovations to clinical impact in the society. For better understanding of human physiology
For prediction, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases
Our goal of education is to prepare the best and brightest students for future careers in both academia and industry by experiencing comprehensive training and concentrating on cutting-edge research to be the global leaders in the field. UNIST BME offers both undergraduate and graduate program (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.S.-Ph.D. combined) focusing three primary areas. These areas embrace 1) Biomedical devices and instruments including micro/nanotechnologies, micro/nanofluidics, biosensors, biomimetics, biomaterials; 2) Multi-scale imaging spanning from nano and optical imaging to in-vivo and medical imaging including STORM, STED, FRET, OCT, MRI etc.; 3)Bioinformatics & BioSystems Engineering including genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. UNIST BME focuses in biomedical devices, biomedical imaging and biosystems engineering. The excellent infrastructures such as Nano Fabrication Center, The Genome Institute, Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center, UNIST OLYMPUS Biomed Imaging Center, and In-vivo Research Center support the world-leading research and education. UNIST BME faculties have been very successful in recruiting highly competitive national grants for group research; the World Class University (WCU) program in 2009, the prestigious Science Research Center (SRC) in 2010, and the Brain Korea plus (BK+) program in 2013. UNIST BME has strong international collaboration from its early years. For example, globally-renowned institutions such as University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego, University of North Carolina , Chapel-Hill, are currently in active collaboration I hope that you enjoy exploring our webpage and encourage you to learn more about UNIST BME and be part of the team to share the most exciting and innovative time. Sincerely, Chul-min Ghim