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Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology

Transformative, accessible and affordable healthcare technologies

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) works with clinical and industry partners to undertake transformational interdisciplinary research in the broad biomedical engineering and technology fields.

About the institute

The University of Sydney’s biomedical engineering program is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The institute is at the heart of this program, leading the way in research and educational excellence.

Our mission is to:

  • facilitate and encourage collaborative research excellence in the area of biomedical engineering technologies
  • build critical mass to enable researchers to tackle transformational research of global importance
  • lead significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge in this field
  • serve the wider community as a valuable point of interaction between academics, industry, hospitals, governments and the general population.

We will achieve these aims by:

  • linking existing research strengths to introduce a new capacity for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches that address the most challenging and significant research problems in life science, clinical medicine and healthcare services
  • developing relationships and establishing new networks with major national and international centres and research programs to help strengthen research, achieve global competitiveness and gain recognition for Australian research in this highly interdisciplinary field
  • increasing Australia's research capacity by attracting and retaining researchers of high international standing as well as the most promising research students
  • providing outstanding postgraduate and postdoctoral training environments for the next generation of researchers
  • offering researchers opportunities to work on long-term and large-scale problems in life science, clinical medicine and healthcare using innovative engineering and information technology approaches.      
  • Professor (David) Dagan Feng, Director (Research), School of Information Technologies
  • Professor Andrew Ruys, Director (Education)/Director of Biomedical Engineering (Education), School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Professor Michael Fulham, Director (Clinical), Department of Molecular Imaging, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Medical School
  • Professor Philip de Chazal, Director (Industry Engagement), ResMed Chair in Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering

Research focus areas

Our diverse research activities cover biochemical and biomolecular engineering; image processing, visualisation, and analysis; bioinformatics and data mining; new medical devices and instrumentation; telemedicine and networking; and biomaterials and regenerative tissue engineering. This research supports, complements and enhances other fundamental life sciences and clinical research at the University of Sydney, within Australia, and around the world.