Engineering & Medicine

For more than half a century, since researchers at Rice helped design the world’s first artificial heart, our engineers have worked in the vanguard of human health and medicine. Much of this work is centered at the BioScience Research Collaborative, the hub for medical research at Rice, which adjoins the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. Rice is making plans to be at the forefront of neuroengineering, which combines neuroscience and engineering to help understand, repair, and in some cases, re-engineer the human nervous system. The possibilities of this emerging discipline are extraordinary, with the potential to solve medical problems that once seemed impossible.

Centers & Institutes