Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering provides systematic and focused reviews of the latest developments in different areas of the field of biomedical engineering. The Journal editors invite experts to evaluate the most innovative and interdisciplinary advances published in the previous 3-5 years. In addition to describing recent trends, authors will provide their subjective opinion on the topics discussed.

Themed Sections:
Each issue will review up to two of the major themes of biomedical engineering outlined below. In doing so, the Journal will serve as an invaluable resource to help bridge knowledge gaps amongst the researchers, academics, clinicians, professionals, and students with specializations in the various sub-disciplines of this field.

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and mechanobiology
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Future of biomedical engineering
  • Molecular and cellular engineering
  • Neural engineering
  • Novel biomedical technologies
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Selection of the topics to be reviewed:
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics representing key subfields of the discipline, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors, together with specialist Guest Editors, commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected with the aim to stimulate exchange of ideas amongst experts. Editorial Board members are experts in the various subfields of the discipline, and support the Section Editors in the identification of important topical areas, Guest Editors, and prospective authors.

Invited review articles:
Authors write short review articles (about 2500 words or 5-10 printed pages with figures) in which they present most recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous three to four years. The review articles undergo internal review by the Guest Editors, Section Editors and Editorial Board members.

Editorial Overview:
Section Editors, together with the Guest Editors, will write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Editorial board


  • Dr. George Truskey PhD
    Duke University, Durham, USA


  • Professor Seeram Ramakrishna FREng, FNAE
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

  • Assoc. Professor Alison Marsden PhD
    Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Biomedical Imaging

  • Professor Andrew Rollins PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Dr. Gijs van Soest PhD
    Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg gGmbH, Erasmus MC, Netherlands

Neural Engineering

  • Professor Christine E. Schmidt PhD
    University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Novel Biomedical Technologies

  • Dr. José del R. Millán PhD
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Geneva, Switzerland

Molecular and Cellular Engineering

  • Dr. Charles Gersbach PhD
    Duke University, Durham, USA

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

  • Dr. Carlijn Bouten PhD
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Editorial Board

  • Dr. Paulo Bártolo BEng, MSc, PhD, FCIRP
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • Professor Serena M. Best CBE, FREng, FIMM
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Professor Marom Bikson PhD
    The City University of New York, New York, New York, USA
  • Aldo R. Boccaccini MSc, PhD
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr. Christopher Contag PhD
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • Dr. X. Tracy Cui PhD
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Juan Carlos del Alamo PhD
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California, USA
  • Dr. Atam Dhawan PhD
    University Heights, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Dr. Georg Duda PhD
    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Professor C. Ross Ethier PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Dr. Shangkai Gao ME
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Professor Andres Garcia BS, MSE, PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Dr. Ehud Gazit PhD, BSc
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Dr. Warren M. Grill PhD
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Bin He BS, MS, PhD
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Professor Jöns Hilborn PhD
    Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hillman BSc, MSc, PhD
    Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
  • Dr. Jeffrey Holmes BS, PhD, MD
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Dietmar W. Hutmacher PhD, MBA
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Melissa Knothe Tate PhD, MS
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Despina Kontos PhD, MSc, BEng
    University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Rob Krams MD, PhD
    Imperial College London, London, England, UK
  • Dr. Deborah Leckband
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • Dr. Todd McDevitt PhD
    Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Dr. Silvestro Micera PhD
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr. Tony Mikos PhD, MSChE
    Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Professor Samir Mitragotri MS, PhD
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson PhD
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos MSc, PhD
    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Professor Nicholas Peppas ScD
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Raghunath PhD
    Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Wädenswil, Switzerland
  • Dr. David Schaffer BS, PhD
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkley, California, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland MSc, PhD
    Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Dr. Shay Soker PhD
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
  • Dr. John White PhD
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA