‌‌‌‌Head of Division: Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

The Division Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow brings together four important research themes in the areas of Advanced Medical Diagnostics, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies, Biomaterials and Tissue engineering and Synthetic Biology.

The Division hosts research grants that support PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in fields as diverse as infectious disease diagnostics for low-resource settings, brain-computer interfaces, stem cell differentiation using nanotechnology, robots as orthotic aids, and the creation of artificial cells. Our research is supported by funding from the ERC, UKRI programme grants, the EU, charities and industry.

Our Division benefits from strong links to industry as well as to the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. For example, we lead the Scottish Centre for Innovation in Spinal Cord Injuries placed within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Our research groups have spun out companies in medical devices and lead clinical trials of advanced therapy medicinal products.

Our work contributes primarily to the School’s Research Priority Area in Healthcare Technologies, but we also have strong links into Quantum and Nanotechnologies (with the development of new sensors for example), as well as in the Priority Area in Zero Carbon, looking for example to develop new sustainable technologies for tissue engineering and diagnostics.