Bio-medical and micro engineering

Advances in medicine (e.g. “key-hole” surgery) require ever smaller devices. The merger of two important applications of engineering into a single Bio-medical and Micro Engineering Research Centre enables Birmingham to make a major contribution to this trend.

20 University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs
As part of a global collaboration with the University of Melbourne in research, education, and cultural engagement, we are offering up to 20 PhD scholarships, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

The centre comprises the following groups:

Bio-medical engineering research in Birmingham concentrates on surgical techniques, implants and instruments.Wrist implant

Micro engineering uses the techniques of nano-technology to make devices like sensors and motors that are no bigger than the head of a pin.

Micro-engine, balanced on a person's fingertip