Welcome to the University of Kansas Institute for Bioengineering Research (IBER)!
Welcome to the Institute for Bioengineering Research (formerly the Bioengineering Research Center). The Bioengineering Research Center (BERC) was established in 2007 at the University of Kansas (KU) under the direction of Dr. Paulette Spencer. In July 2016, based on the diversity and breadth of research and educational programs led by KU’s bioengineers, the Vice Chancellor for Research approved a change in status from a Research Center to an Institute.
The Institute provides a research, teaching, and scholarly environment that promotes creativity, while catalyzing the collaborations that will solve problems impacting societal health and well-being. The Institute blends team science with independent-investigator efforts to foster fundamental discoveries and technological developments that reach beyond the capacity of an individual researcher.
- To reduce human suffering
- To educate leaders in bioengineering
- To enable people with vision to succeed