Industry &

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan works closely with industry and business to help improve products and techniques and build relationships with future BME graduates who will be leading the biomedical engineering field in the years to come.

Partnerships and programs like the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership offer faculty and students an opportunity to positively impact the health care industry. Examples of desirable outcomes from this partnership include inventions, patents, improved diagnosis and treatment of disease, commercial partnerships, start-up companies and follow-on funding targeted toward these same outcomes.

BME at Michigan also sponsors a Design Program. The classes are designed to allow students to work closely, on sponsored projects, with companies to develop fresh ideas and new solutions to difficult challenges. Students learn valuable lessons about the real world of industry and business, and build strong networks with professionals that work in the biomedical engineering field.

Faculty members at BME also take many of their research ideas to industry by participating in and founding start-ups based on ideas researched at the University of Michigan.

U-M BME students participate in internship and co-op experiences in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Companies are also welcome to partner with the program and interact with BME students through information sessions, BMES Society events, department networking events, and through sponsorship of design projects.

Industry Involvement:

BME is pleased to invite all who are interested to visit Ann Arbor, meet our students, tour our labs and discuss opportunities for partnering with us to develop the next generation of biomedical engineers. Your participation is a key part of our department's future direction and growth, and we welcome your assistance in a variety of ways: with our undergraduate and graduate design teams, as mentors to our students, as information session or seminar speakers, and as partners in developing and expanding our facilities.

Additional Opportunities

BME Student Resume Books
The Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan (U-M BME) has assembled two electronic resume books (BS and MS candidates; and PhD and Post-doc candidates) to help employers connect to our graduating students who are interested in full-time employment. Please email Lisa Waples, to obtain one or both of the books.

Corporate Information Sessions
One-time sessions providing focused information on your company to biomedical engineering students.
Contact the BMES Executive Board at

Job postings for BME students
Opportunities for internship/co-op and full-time opportunities are advertised to students through the BME department.
Contact Lisa Waples,

On-Campus Recruiting
The Engineering Career Resource Center provides services for on-campus recruiting.
Visit to schedule a visit.

Contact U-M BME: