The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are
proud to host the 2021 Northeast Bioengineering Conference.

Conference Information
The 47th annual conference will focus on "New Research Frontiers and Educational Landscapes in Biomedical Engineering" with six key themes:

  • Neural Engineering
  • Regenerative Engineering
  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  • Computational Biology
  • Medical Product (Biomedical Devices)
  • Education in Biomedical Engineering

The overarching objective of the NEBEC conference is to stimulate collaboration and promote biomedical engineering research and education programs in the Northeast.

Virtual Setting
With the current state of the pandemic, we are planning for a virtual meeting Tuesday-Thursday, March 23-25, 2021.

The three-day conference will consist of an undergraduate design competition, keynote and faculty speakers, research and poster presentations, and a special panel discussion on education in biomedical engineering. Attendees will have opportunities to network and learn more about the other biomedical engineering departments in the Northeast.

This year's conference is jointly hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, two of the top-tier bioengineering programs in Pittsburgh and the nation.  Pitt and CMU have complementary strengths and a long history of research and educational collaborations, especially in the biomedical arena. Pitt is recognized for its strengths in biomedical research (ranked 5th in NIH funding) and clinical excellence (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC), with bioengineering strengths in cell/tissue/organ engineering, biomechanics, neural engineering, molecular, cellular, and systems engineering, and medical devices. CMU is recognized for its strengths in robotics and artificial intelligence and engineering (CMU ranked 4th in USNWR graduate engineering school ranking), with biomedical engineering strengths in neural engineering, tissue/cell engineering, biomaterials, computational BME, and medical devices. In addition to research collaborations, faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students from both institutions interact extensively with Pitt medical faculty (biomedical scientists and clinicians) in the educational arena. We look forward to the conference and hosting you virtually in Pittsburgh! If you have any questions, please contact us at

Dr. Sanjeev Shroff
Dr. Keith Cook

Dr. Sanjeev Shroff
Distinguished Professor
and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair
in Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Keith Cook
Professor and
Interim Department Head
Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University


University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

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