Biomedical, biomechanical, and bioengineering encompass research that interconnects the disciplines of biology and engineering. Faculty of Engineering researchers in these areas come from mechanical and materials engineering (e.g., biomechanics, mechanobiology, tissue engineering), chemical engineering (e.g., biomaterials, tissue engineering), and electrical and computer engineering (e.g., intelligent sensing, wearable technologies).

Their work addresses several themes of the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan, including theme four (“Health, wellness, and the determinants of human health”) and theme six (“Interdisciplinary research in materials, computational analytics, and human-machine interactions”). Smith Engineering at Queen's has developed a critical mass in these areas through the Centre for Health Innovation and Ingenuity Labs.