Biomedical student conducting tensile test

Swansea University's provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for students to explore the exciting world of biomedical engineering. With our facilities, you can gain hands-on experience in the latest biomedical research and develop innovative solutions for today's clinical challenges.

Imaging and Design​

  • Haptics/organic design tools​ 
  • 3D surface scanning​ 
  • Microscopy (with fluorescence and environmental control stages)  
  • Ultrasound  
  • BioMaterial Fabrication (electrospinning, cell culture) ​ 
  • 3D printing (FDM, SLA)​
  • High-speed Imaging​

Mechanical Characterisation​

  • Digital Image Correlation (DIC) (stereo systems for quasi-static and high-speed DIC plus integrated flow imaging for coupled fluid-structure interaction measurements)  
  • Digital Volume Correlation  
  • Uniaxial/biaxial/multiaxial testing​ (including environmental control) 
  • Strain/force/pressure sensing ​ 


  • Clean room​ 
  • Printing & Coating​ 
  • MR scanner​ 
  • Cell/Tissue Engineering lab​ 
  • Biomedical Engineering Simulation and Testing Lab (BEST lab) 


  • Cardio/Respiratory mock loops​ 
  • Microfluidics​ 
  • Particle Image Velocimetry​ (2D, 3D, tomographic plus integrated structural imaging for coupled fluid-structure interaction measurements)