Robert Langer
David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, Co-founder of Moderna, Sc.D. - MIT.

Bin He
Department Head, Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, Ph.D. - Tokyo Institute of Technology.

David Tse
Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor in the School of Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Ph.D. - MIT.

Note: the following books are not recommended by Professor Tse. They are books that have been used as reference texts in one/some courses he has taught.

Biomedical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many different areas of study and research. It is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering principles with the life sciences, such as biology and medicine. Biomedical engineers work on a wide range of projects, from developing new medical technologies and devices to designing and implementing healthcare systems.

Some specific areas of focus within biomedical engineering include:

  • Medical devices: Biomedical engineers design, develop, and test medical devices, such as pacemakers, artificial joints, and imaging systems.

  • Healthcare technology: Biomedical engineers work on improving healthcare delivery by developing new technologies, such as electronic health records and telemedicine systems.

  • Pharmaceuticals: Biomedical engineers may work on developing new drugs or improving drug delivery systems.

  • Biomaterials: Biomedical engineers develop new materials for use in medical devices and implants, such as artificial joints and heart valves.

  • Biomechanics: This area of biomedical engineering focuses on the mechanical properties of living tissues, such as bones and muscles, and how they respond to external forces.

  • Biomedical imaging: Biomedical engineers develop and improve medical imaging technologies, such as CT scanners and MRIs, to help diagnose and treat diseases.

  • Biomedical signal processing: Biomedical engineers use techniques from electrical engineering and computer science to analyze and interpret biological signals, such as heart rhythms and brain activity.


Overall, the goal of biomedical engineering is to improve healthcare and the quality of life for people by using engineering principles and technologies to solve problems in the medical and biological fields.