Our Bioengineering faculty collaborate with several organizations at George Mason University and in the surrounding geographical area.

For Example:

  • Krasnow InstituteKrasnow Institute for advanced Study: Research at Krasnow focuses on the understanding of the brain and mind, with the eventual goal of enhancing mental health and combating neurological disease.The approach is highly interdisciplinary and includes physicists, engineers, neurobiologists, mathematicians, cognitive psychologists and computer scientists. A 3T MRI system is available for neuroscience research.


  • College of Health and Human Services: This is a new and rapidly growing school with a strong dedication to interdisciplinary approaches. Its Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, for example, has developed in-depth collaboration with engineers at GMU, as well as with clinical scientists at the INOVA Health Center and the National Institutes of Health.


  • Department of Psychology: The Arch laboratory conducts research on basic and applied aspects of human cognition and brain function. It focuses on basic studies of attention, memory, language, audition and vision in healthy young and older populations. The facilities include 128-channel EEG, and transcranial magnetic simulator.



  • INOVA: The INOVA Health Center is a nationally recognized medical facility a few miles from GMU.


Federal laboratories: The proximity of federal laboratories and their increased interest in biological problems, provide research opportunities in bioengineering. Faculty members in the Volgenau School have had long-standing interactions with federal laboratories, such as