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Introducing BMC Biomedical Engineering!

The BMC series expands into engineering with two new journals, BMC Biomedical Engineering and BMC Chemical Engineering. Editor, Alex Houssein discusses the motivation behind our focus on biomedical engineering and how BMC Biomedical Engineering is placed to serve the needs of the community.


BMC Biomedical Engineering is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

About the Chair

Dr. Sang Yup LeeDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

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An interview with Section Editor Alan Lefor

In this interview, Prof. Alan Lefor discusses his vision for BMC Biomedical Engineering, provides an outline of his research interests and and shares some tips for our authors.

Aims and scope

BMC Biomedical Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of biomedical engineering, including fundamental, translational and clinical research. It combines tools and methods from biology and medicine with mathematics, physical sciences and engineering towards the understanding of human biology and disease and the improvement of human health.

  • Biomaterials, nanomedicine and tissue engineering
  • Medical technologies, robotics and rehabilitation engineering
  • Biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Computational and systems biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging


Alexandros Houssein, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science andTechnology

Section Editors

Alan Lefor, Jichi Medical University

António Veloso, University of Lisbon

Yong Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhi Yang, University of Minnesota

Jong Chul Ye, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dimitrios Zeugolis, NUI Galway

Find us at global conferences and meetings:

ACS Fall 2018 (19-23 Aug 2018, Boston, Massachusetts)

TERMIS 2018 (4-7 Sep 2018, Kyoto, Japan)

EORS 2018 (25-28 Sep 2018, Galway, Ireland)

BMES 2018 (17-20 Oct 2018, Atlanta, Georgia)

IMECE 2018 (9-15 Nov 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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