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, United States

Section Editors


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

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

  • Assoc. Professor Alison Marsden PhD
    Stanford University, Stanford, United States

Biomedical Imaging

  • Prof. Dr. Stanislav Emelianov
    Georgia Institute of Technology Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory, Atlanta, United States

Neural Engineering

  • Professor Christine E. Schmidt PhD
    University of Florida J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, Gainesville, United States

Novel Biomedical Technologies

  • Dr. José del R. Millán PhD
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States

Molecular and Cellular Engineering

  • Professor Charles Gersbach PhD
    Duke University, Durham, United States

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

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

Editorial Board

  • Dr. Juan Carlos del Alamo PhD
    University of Washington Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Cardiovascular System, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Dr. Paulo Bártolo BEng, MSc, PhD, FCIRP
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Professor Serena M. Best CBE, FREng, FIMM
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Professor Marom Bikson PhD
    The City College of New York, New York, New York, United States
  • Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini MSc, Dr.-Ing. habil.
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr. Christopher Contag PhD
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
  • Dr. X. Tracy Cui PhD
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Dr. Atam Dhawan PhD
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Dr. Georg Duda PhD
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration - Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany
  • Professor C. Ross Ethier PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Dr. Shangkai Gao ME
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Professor Andres Garcia BS, MSE, PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Dr. Ehud Gazit PhD, BSc
    Tel Aviv University Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Dr. Warren M. Grill PhD
    Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering, Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Dr. Bin He PhD
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Professor Jöns Hilborn PhD
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hillman BSc, MSc, PhD
    Columbia University, New York, New York, United States
  • Dr. Jeffrey Holmes BS, PhD, MD
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Dr. Dietmar W. Hutmacher PhD, MBA
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Melissa Knothe Tate PhD, MS
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Despina Kontos PhD, MSc, BEng
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Dr. Rob Krams MD, PhD
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Deborah Leckband
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Dr. Todd McDevitt PhD
    Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Dr. Silvestro Micera PhD
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Professor Tony Mikos PhD, MSChE
    Rice University Department of Bioengineering, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Professor Samir Mitragotri MS, PhD
    Harvard University John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson PhD
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos MSc, PhD
    Technical University of Munich, Munchen, Germany
  • Professor Nicholas Peppas ScD
    The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Biomaterials Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Raghunath PhD
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Wädenswil, Switzerland
  • Professor Andrew Rollins PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Dr. David Schaffer BS, PhD
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Professor Katja Schenke-Layland MSc, PhD
    Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Gijs van Soest PhD
    Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr. Shay Soker PhD
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • Dr. John White PhD
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States