Bioengineering Academic Year 2022 – 2023 Jump To: General Information Address Engineering Quadrangle Phone 609-258-4619 Website Bioengineering Program Offerings: Certificate Affiliated departments: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemistry Electrical and Computer Engineering Molecular Biology Physics Director of Graduate Studies: Celeste Nelson (Bioengineering Certificate) Graduate Program Administrator: Karen Oliver Overview The Graduate Certificate in Bioengineering is designed to formalize students' training in the engineering analysis of living systems. Over the past decade, Princeton faculty have developed new courses that address the design and control of living systems at multiple scales, from single molecules to cells, tissues, and organisms. The graduate certificate program in bioengineering is intended to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of Ph.D. students in engineering and the natural sciences who have gone beyond the requirements of their own degree programs to acquire training in bioengineering. The certificate is based on core graduate courses, a research seminar, and graduate research. The bioengineering core classes can be taken as graduate electives to partially fulfill the course requirements in home departments. Please note, students cannot be admitted to Princeton University through the Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate Certificate Program since it is not a degree program. The certificate does not appear on the official transcript. Program Offerings Certificate Courses The core curriculum provides rigorous training in the engineering analysis of biological molecules and networks, cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. Students are required to take one course in each of the thematic areas (“molecules”, “cells”, “tissues and organs”) for a total of three courses. This requirement is designed to guarantee that all students, regardless of their thesis area, have a solid foundation in the engineering analysis of living systems at multiple scales. Molecules: CBE 438 / MOL 438: Biomolecular Engineering CBE 567: Metabolic Engineering MOL 515 / PHY 570 / EEB 517 / CHM 517: Method and Logic in Quantitative Biology CBE 318 / ENE 318: Fundamentals of Biofuels CBE 419: EnzymesCBE 411 / MOL 411: Antibiotics: from cradle to grave Cells: CBE 433: Introduction to the Mechanics and Dynamics of Soft Living Matter PHY 412: Biological Physics MAE 545: Lessons from Biology for Engineering Tiny Devices MAE 566 / CBE 561: Biomechanics and biomaterials: from cells to organisms Tissues and Organs: CBE 440: Physical Basis of Human Disease QCB 511 / CBE 511: Modeling Tools for Cell and Developmental Biology CBE 439 / MOL 539: Quantitative Physiology ELE / NEU / PSY 480: fMRI Decoding: Reading Minds Using Brain Scans NEU / MOL / PSY 404: Cellular and Systems Neuroscience MAE 567 / CBE 568: Crowd control: Understanding and manipulating collective behaviors and swarm dynamics Dissertation and FPO Graduate research should be conducted under the supervision of one of the participating faculty. The main requirements are quantitative experiments, rigorous data analysis, and/or mathematical and computational modeling of biological processes. The research topic should be approved by the program director. Additional requirements Students are required to attend the biweekly Bioengineering Colloquium, which serves as a venue for reporting current results and discussing the integration of different research approaches to the analysis and design of living systems. Students will be required to give a research presentation at this colloquium before completing their FPO. This requirement will teach students how to communicate their research to a broad audience of bioengineers, as well as interact with students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty investigating problems at multiple scales. Faculty Associated Faculty Mark P. Brynildsen, Chemical and Biological Eng Daniel J. Cohen, Mechanical & Aerospace Eng A. James Link, Chemical and Biological Eng Z. Jason Ren, Civil and Environmental Eng Kaushik Sengupta, Electrical & Comp Engineering Mona Singh, Computer Science Corina E. Tarnita, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jared E. Toettcher, Molecular Biology For a full list of faculty members and fellows please visit the department or program website.