Bioengineering

Bioengineering

is the science and engineering discipline of developing and improving medical and surgical devices and procedures. Bioengineers are often physicians or surgeons with diverse engineering backgrounds in mechanics, blood chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science. Their work includes heart valves, joint replacements, arterial stents, and prostheses. Bioengineers also work with genetic modifications in plants and microorganisms to improve human health and nutrition.