Prospectives in Bioengineering Research For Civil Engineers

by George Bugliarello, (M.ASCE), Dean; Coll. of Engrg., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 83-86

Document Type: Journal Paper


The essential objective of civil engineering to provide a physical environment for man requires the creation of increasingly effective tools for modifying the natural environment and improving the man-made environment in our houses, vehicles, and schools. It also requires a knowledge of man and what is desirable for him, not only in social terms, but also in terms of his physiological capabilities and limitations. On either account, an engineering oriented view of biological processes - a view described by the term bioengineering - holds a pivotal role. This paper describes the opportunity that civil engineers can contribute, through the development of bioengineering techniques, to almost every aspect of medical practice and research.

Subject Headings: Residential buildings | Vehicles | Education | Social factors | Biological processes

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