Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Institute conducts quantitative and/or qualitative research of biological phenomena and systems, looking for new methods of information analysis and processing to aid medical diagnosis.

It develops and evaluates equipment and devices for medical and hospital care and biomedical research. It also assists in the acquisition and use of medical and hospital equipment and keeps a structure to manage the maintenance of this equipment.

In addition, it collaborates in the training of human resources at the doctoral, master’s, scientific initiation and technical levels. The Biomedical Engineering Institute brings together professors, physicians, engineers, technicians and graduate and undergraduate students.

The area is divided into Biomedical Instrumentation, Bioengineering, Health Informatics, and Clinical Engineering.

  • Health Informatics: develops software tools to aid the medical teaching, research and care activities;
  • Biomedical Instrumentation: develops tools to aid the medical diagnosis, patient monitoring and pathological research activities, producing technology appropriate to the national needs;
  • Bioengineering: integrates the areas of physics, chemistry and/or mathematics and the principles of engineering to the study of biology, medicine, behavior or health. This area advances fundamental concepts, creating knowledge from the molecular to the organ level. It develops innovative biological products, materials, processors, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases to improve the population’s quality of life.
  • Clinical Engineering: studies and implements methods for the management, control and maintenance of medical care equipment, aiming at its better user and the adequate safety of staff and patients.

Research Topics

  1. Digital Processing of Biomedical Images
  2. Digital Processing of Biomedical Signals
  3. Computational Neuroscience
  4. Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems
  5. Communication Systems and Embedded Computing for Biomedical Applications
  6. Sensor Networks for Smart Environments in Ubiquitous Healthcare
  7. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  8. Microcontrolled and Reconfigurable Biomedical Systems (FPGAs)
  9. Metrology in Healthcare
  10. Technology Management in Healthcare
  11. Technology Evaluation in Healthcare
  12. Intelligent Systems
  13. Digital TV for Application in Ubiquitous Healthcare



  1. Cesar Ramos Rodrigues (Machine Learning for Biomedical Application, Neuromorphic Circuits, Biological-Electronic Interfacing, Wearable and Implantable Electronics, Smart Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies)
  2. Daniela Ota Hisayasu Suzuki (Health Informatics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Instrumentation)
  3. Jefferson Luiz Brum Marques (Health Informatics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering)
  4. José Marino Neto (Bioengineering, Health Informatics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering)
  5. Márcio Holsbach Costa
  6. Renato Garcia Ojeda (Clinical Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Health Informatics , Bioengineering)

Courses Offered

First Trimester Second Trimester Third Trimester
Artificial Intelligence Techniques Applied to Biomedical Engineering Clinical Engineering and Security in Medical/Hospital Equipment Fundamentals of Neural Networks
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering: Teaching Biomedical Engineering: Ethics and Practice Biomedical Signal Processing Mathematical Modelling and Biological Systems Simulation
Biomedical Instrumentation Fundamentals of Physiology and Neurophysiology Special Topics in Clinical Engineering: Technology Management Methodology
Special Topics in Electronic and Biomedical Instrumentation Fundamentals of Anatomy