From Classroom to Career: 5 Must Read Books for Biomedical Engineers

Aditi Sharma

9/26/20232 min read

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Hey there, fellow biomedical engineering enthusiasts! If there's one thing I've learned in my journey as a biomedical engineering student, it's that the right books can be your best friends. Whether you're just starting out or deep into your studies, here's a list of the top 5 books that I believe every biomedical engineer should dive into. Trust me; these are the gems that will take your knowledge to the next level.

1. "Introduction to Biomedical Engineering" by John Enderle, Susan Blanchard, and Joseph Bronzino

This textbook is a must-read for anyone interested in biomedical engineering. It provides an in-depth look at anatomy, physiology, and engineering principles and how they relate to each other in the medical field.

2. "Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation" by Cees Oomens, Marcel Brekelmans, and Frank Baaijens

If you’re interested in the human body’s mechanics, then you’ve come to the right place. In the world of biomedical engineering, biomechanics plays an extremely important role. It’s the study of how forces and motion interact with the human body, and it’s a little bit more technical than that, but it’s incredibly rewarding.

3. "Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine" by Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, and Jack E. Lemons

Medical devices and implants are made up of a variety of materials. This book provides an in-depth look at the materials used throughout the medical industry, including artificial joints, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and more.

4. "Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design" by John G. Webster

This book is a step-by-step guide to understanding the principles that underlie the design and operation of various medical devices, including ECG machines, MRI scanners, and more. It’s a peek into the world of healthcare technology.

5. "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee

While this is not a textbook, it is a must read for anyone in the field of biomedical research. The book chronicles the journey of cancer and the search for a cure. It offers valuable insights into the difficulties and successes of medical research.

So, here are my top 5 books to read as a budding biomedical engineer. Not only will these books help you complete your coursework, but they will also help you gain a better understanding of the amazing world that is biomedical engineering. Believe me when I tell you that the knowledge you will gain from reading these books will form the basis of your future career as a biomedical engineer.

Until next time, keep reading and keep rocking!