We are researchers with backgrounds in engineering, science and medicine, working in a diverse, high energy environment. CASE-BML Lab specializes in applying micro-, nano-scale systems and advanced manufacturing technologies to real-world problems in medicine.

Directions: We are located on the 6th floor of Glennan Building at CWRU Campus. Click here for parking information and directions.



We are always looking for highly motivated, creative and self-initiative individuals to join us with all levels of education, from high school to post-graduate.

Applications for graduate school are reviewed twice a year at CWRU School of Engineering; in February (February 1 deadline) for the Fall semester, and in October (October 1 deadline) for the Spring semester. Online application and instructions can be found at this link: http://engineering.case.edu/emae/graduate-program. Please contact Dr. Gurkan at umut@case.edu with a CV if you are interested in submitting an application for working at CASE-BML.

Both MAE and BME Graduate Program applicants can perform their research at CASE-BML. Please see below for details on MAE and BME graduate programs. Please contact Dr. Gurkan for more information.

Postdoctoral Positions: Please contact Dr. Gurkan (umut@case.edu) for Postdoctoral Positions, and other research positions at all levels, including high school and undergraduate research opportunities.

Undergraduate and junior researchers: Please contact Dr. Gurkan if you would like to work in CASE-BML as a part-time or full-time researcher. We almost always have available positions for new students.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Graduate Program at CWRU

Graduate Program in the CWRU MAE provides a rich and dynamic research-intensive environment for students to augment and apply their knowledge, to develop advanced professional skills, and to make unique scholarly contributions to the fields. PhD applicants are expected to have their undergraduate or M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering or related areas from a recognized university.

Application requirements: The GRE is a departmental requirement and guidelines for scoring are as follows: Verbal 520+, Quantitative 740+, and Analytical 3.5+. In addition, undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or better (out of 4.0) or equivalent. All foreign applicants must take the TOEFL unless they received a higher education degree from a U.S. or a Canadian university. TOEFL exam scores of at least 213 electronic, 550 written, (or 80 on the internet based test) are required.


Biomedical Engineering (BME) Graduate Program at CWRU

Founded in 1968 as one of the pioneer programs in the world, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering has established highly successful and comprehensive graduate programs in research and education. The department consistently remains a top-ranked biomedical engineering program for graduate studies according to U.S. News and World Report.

Application requirements: Students admitted to the BME graduate education program typically have a B.S. or M.S. in engineering, natural sciences, or mathematical sciences. Undergraduate course grades should average higher than a B or undergraduate class ranking should be in the top 20 percent. In previous graduate studies, course grades should average at least a B+. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Quantitative score should be at least in the 80th percentile or higher. For students whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for unconditional admission. Applicants for research assistantships will be chosen based on their excellent credentials, backgrounds, and interests in relation to funded research projects of faculty. Financial aid for first year students is limited to those with excellent academic records and very strong recommendations. Typically, applicants for fellowships without specific research constraints will be chosen from among those with at least a B+ undergraduate course grade average, undergraduate class ranking in the top 10%, and with a GRE Quantitative score in the 90th percentile or higher. Applicants for research assistantships will be chosen based on their excellent credentials, background and interests in relation to funded research projects of faculty. No teaching assistantships are available.


Case School of Engineering

The Case School of Engineering is nationally ranked as one of the top engineering schools with a 125-year history of excellence. The Case School of Engineering is ranked among the nation's top 50 graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report and top 10 in biomedical engineering. Case Western Reserve University ranks 12th among private institutions and 24th overall in federal expenditures for science and engineering research development. Research at CWRU benefits greatly from partnerships with premiere institutions in Cleveland area, including the NASA Glenn Research Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Clinic. CWRU’s corporate partners include Parker-Hannifin, Eaton, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Sherwin-Williams, Google, Kyocera, FirstEnergy, Lubrizol, and General Electric among many others.


Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

CWRU is a world class institution comprised of more than 9,000 students and 2,500 faculty members in eight schools and colleges. Built from traditions of excellence in engineering, the natural sciences and mathematics, medicine, management, law, dentistry, nursing, the arts and humanities, social sciences and social work, all eight of the university's schools are top ranked. Dozens of faculty and alumni have received international honors in their fields, such as the Nobel Prize.


Cleveland and the University Circle

Cleveland brings you all the amenities of modern urban living—major league sports, performing arts, museums, shops, restaurants, public transportation, night life—without a big-city price tag. Forbes.com named Cleveland one of the nation’s most affordable cities. CWRU’s neighborhood, University Circle, is home to not only some of the world’s leading health care institutions, but also serves as the cultural epicenter of the city. Here, you’ll find Cleveland’s symphony orchestra, art museum, museum of natural history, planetarium and botanical garden, as well as a number of eclectic and diverse eateries. Forbes.com recently named University Circle one of “America’s Prettiest Neighborhoods.”





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