Welcome to KU-BERC

Welcome to the University of Kansas Bioengineering Research Center (KU-BERC). The overall mission of this Research Center is to create solutions for problems impacting bioengineering, medicine and biology. The Center provides the mechanisms to facilitate and promote the introduction of new technologies to the clinic. It opens the door to the fastest growing field in engineering and to the discipline that is attracting the best and brightest young engineers.
The mission of the KU-BERC may be summarized as follows:

  • To develop solutions to improve the lives of people
  • To create materials, devices and technologies that will reduce human suffering
  • To design platforms for biological engineering of materials & systems
  • To educate leaders in bioengineering
  • To enable people with vision to be successful

BERC Laboratories

The instrumentation within the Bioengineering Research Center Laboratories is used for both research and teaching. For more information regarding the instrumentation contact:

Qiang (Charles) Ye, Ph.D.
Director, Bioengineering Research Center Laboratories
Office: Learned Hall 5101E
Phone: (785) 864-1746
E-mail: yeq@ku.edu

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The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.