Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase twice as fast as all industries combined through 2016. Healthcare Engineering research at Texas Tech is overseen by Dr. Ming Chyu, professor of mechanical engineering.
- Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
- Epileptic Seizure Detection
- Web-Based Electroencephalographic Analysis
- Tissue Engineering for Artificial Skin and Bone
- Obesity and Osteoporosis
- Evaluating Risk of Falls in Postmenopausal Women
- Numerical Simulation
- Risk Evaluation and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
- Advanced Design for Hospitals
Ming Chyu, Ph.D., P.E.
Phone: 806.742.3563 x230
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Coordinator and Advisor of Graduate Healthcare Engineering, Whitacre College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Master of Engineering - Healthcare Engineering
As a part of the college's Master of Engineering program, the Healthcare Engineering Option is available for engineers who are interested in applying the principles of engineering, health sciences, and business administration to effectively manage the physical, technological, and supports services of healthcare facilities.
With a strong engineering college, a comprehensive health sciences center with hospital facilities, and a quality business college all on the same campus, Texas Tech University is one of the first institutions offering a degree option in Healthcare Engineering. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/healthcare.