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Department of Bioengineering

Research, Innovation, Impact

Join an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven bioengineering program that will not only help advance your career, but produce societal impact.

Next Generation Biomaterials Workshop


Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the two-day session brought 48 thought leaders in biomaterials from multiple institutions to the Knight Campus



A PhD Program with a Purpose

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Research That Fuels the Impact Cycle

Cutting-edge research that aims to serve society through translation of new discoveries and technologies.

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Accelerate Your Career

High impact trainings and mentorship on science communication and entrepreneurship that launch, and accelerate, your professional development.

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Research Tools to Make Your Future

World-class facilities for fabrication, prototyping and analysis to help you transform your research ideas into real-world solutions and products.

Innovation Translation

Joint PhD Program Focused on Translation

An innovative joint PhD training program leverages the combined strengths at the University of Oregon Knight Campus and Oregon State University.

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Rose Hulsey-Vincent, Malley Gautreaux, Phillip Hernandez, Iman von Briesen, Nicholas Pancheri, David Frey, and DeShea Chasko
Five BioE Ph.D. Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

Five Ph.D. students from the Knight Campus Department of Bioengineering have been awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is considered the gold standard in graduate research fellowships and is only handed out to about 2,000 students nationwide.


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Bioengineering Top Talent

The Knight Campus welcomed 12 PhD students in the fall of 2023. The majority are new graduate students in the Department of Bioengineering along with others working in Knight Campus labs from a variety of disciplines across the UO. Their collective research interests span from regenerative medicine to constructing microdevices for neuroengineering to drug delivery. Students in this cohort come from Oregon, from across the country, and around the world, including Germany, India, and China.


Yan Pacheco
A Tinkerer at Heart: Yan Pacheco

It’s been a very busy few months for Yan Carlos Pacheco, Bioengineering PhD program and the first Knight Campus student recipient of a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award from the National Science Foundation.


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New Funding Creates Graduate Research Opportunities

Three bioengineering faculty have received National Institutes of Health grants totaling nearly $5 million to support powerful research with the potential to help us heal faster, be healthier, and live better.


Professor Hettiaratchi with Jonathan Dorogin
Hettiaratchi recognized for mentorship efforts

Mentorship and student access are at the heart of the Knight Campus mission. Bioengineering Assistant Professor Marian Hettiaratchi is among those recognized at the UO for her teaching efforts and student mentorship.

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Researcher seeks to 3D print new medical implants

Knight Campus Bioengineering Associate Professor Paul Dalton and his international colleagues helped advance melt electrowriting (a high-resolution technique), improving manufacturing precision and quality control in 3D-printing.



Why the Knight Campus?
  • Outstanding research opportunities focused on societal impact.
  • A program and faculty focused on accelerating your success.
  • The joint PhD program gives you access to courses and research resources at both campuses.
  • Facilities, resources and training for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • World-class research tools and facilities to fuel your research.
  • A new campus designed with collaboration in mind.

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