The biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program provides you with the knowledge, training, and expertise to tackle important problems in industry, academia, government, and health care.
In the biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. program you will complete a number of classes in your first two years of study, including foundational courses with other engineering doctorate students, discipline-specific courses within biomedical and chemical engineering, and elective courses you select with your research advisor. You will complete a research thesis project with your faculty advisor in their lab and may have the opportunity to complete a complementary industrial co-op or internship. You will graduate from the program as a highly skilled researcher who is well positioned to be a leader in the next generation of engineers who will help tackle the challenging and complex problems facing our society.
Research assistantships are available to doctoral students. Learn more about the college’s research assistantship opportunities and how you can apply. Please visit the research laboratory profiles on the biomedical engineering department and chemical engineering department websites for an overview of opportunities. Visit individual faculty profiles for a more complete list of research advisors in the program.
You may apply for internships in industry or at one of the national laboratories that align with your thesis research. Internships provide an opportunity for hands-on research experience, professional networking, and can serve to advance your thesis work. In addition, you may identify research opportunities at the National Labs Career Fair, an annual event hosted by RIT that brings representatives to campus from the United States’ federally-funded research and development labs.