University of West Attica, Faculty of Engineering

Campus I

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Welcome to the Deptartment of Biomedical Engineering
of the University of West Attica, Athens Greece.

Overview (pdf)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is developing important scientific (educational and research) activity in the internationally established and rapidly evolving field of Biomedical Engineering. The Department participates in the framework of action "Scientific and Academic Excellence" of the Ministry of Education. In the context of this action three (3) groups, with members of the Department's educational staff, have joined "Excellence", while another member participates in a fourth "Excellence" program with another Department.

The Department has obtained a large number of research grants within various (more than 20) research projects, such as "Archimedes", "Excellence" of the GSRT, "Heraclitus", "Pythagoras", various transnational and European projects FP7, COST etc. Members of the Department's staff are responsible for supervising post-doctoral students through post-doctoral research projects. The Department offers graduate studies with the MSc level program entitled: Advanced Systems and Methods in Biomedical Engineering. In addition members of the staff participate in post-graduate programs cooperating with other Greek Universities (e.g. Data Science & Information Technologies at University of Athens, Medical Physics at University of Patras etc). A large number of graduates have completed post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral studies. The last two years the Department organizes an annual scientific conference (BIOMEP: Conference on Biomedical Instrumentation and Related Engineering and Physical Sciences) and participates in the organization of many international scientific conferences. It is worth noting that recently positions of medical instruments engineers have been approved in the bodies of almost all public hospitals in Greece, while the Greek Ministry of Health (Biomedical Division) has proposed strengthening the role of the corresponding Hospital Departments.

According the Department's External Evaluation Report (March 2010), "The Department aims to provide a complete and coherent educational program in the field of biomedical technology and instrumentation and to promote research and development in the field. The Department is unique in the country in offering a course in the field of biomedical technology and instrumentation."


Summer School - 1st International School PET/MR

The COST Action TD1007: "Bimodal PET-MRI molecular imaging technologies and applications for in vivo monitoring of disease and biological processes" organizes the "1st International Training School on PET-MRI Engineering". The School will focus on the Software and Hardware aspects of PET/MR technology and is open for Masters and early PhD students, interested in this interdisciplinary, emerging topic. The training school will take place at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Technological Educational Institute of Athens, from May 13th to May 16th 2014. Members of the COST Action TD1007 and young lecturers will share their experience on PET/MR basics, Multimodality Image Processing, Simulation tools for PET and MR, Reconstruction & Corrections for PET and MR, Pulse Programming in MR, Kinetic Modelling for PET and MR, as well as their combination. For more information you can visit the School website:


Mrs. P. Thiakou

Tel.: (+30) 210-5385303

Email: bmeuniwagr

Head of department

Professor I. Kandarakis, Ph.D.

Tel.: (+30) 210-5385387

Email: kandarakisuniwagr