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 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


  • George Truskey
    Duke University, Durham, USA


  • Seeram Ramakrishna
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

  • Alison Marsden
    Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Biomedical Imaging

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

Neural Engineering

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

Novel Biomedical Technologies

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

Molecular and Cellular Engineering

  • Charles Gersbach
    Duke University, Durham, USA

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

  • Carlijn Bouten
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Editorial Board

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