Academic Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Biomedical Engineering

Structure of the Program

Coordinator: Dr. Renato Amaro Zângaro, PhD

Master of Science (M.S.) PROGRAM

Duration: 4 semesters / Course Hours: 720 hours = 48 credits
CAPES-approved course with a 4 score (04/10/2017)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) PROGRAM

Duration: 8 semesters / Course Hours: 900 hours = 60 credits
CAPES-approved course with a 4 score (04/10/2017)

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline integrating biology, medicine and engineering to develop systems and devices to improve health care.

The campus of the biomedical engineering program is geographically located in the Technological Park of São José dos Campos, a government-accredited center, and it is integrated with the Health Technology Innovation Center of the Technological Park, coordinated by the Center for Innovation, Technology and Education (CITÉ). CITÉ is formed by a multidisciplinary group of scientists with R&D&I labs dedicated to the development of health-related technologies, such as computer-assisted health, new materials and prostheses, diagnostic and surgical procedures, therapeutic processes with phototherapy and ozone therapy. Universities including UNIFESP, UNESP and Anhembi Morumbi University together with regional hospital and Oswaldo Cruz Hospital from São Paulo, are close collaborators of CITÉ.


The Anhembi Morumbi University’s graduate degree in biomedical engineering is offered by an interdisciplinary program that combines a strong foundation in the field with focused coursework and research on a specific area within biomedical engineering. This program trains professionals to work in the engineering-health interface, developing new methodologies, techniques and systems for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of human diseases.

Target Audience

The Anhembi Morumbi University’s program in biomedical engineering is welcomes professionals with diverse training and background, including health and exact sciences.

Program Structure

Course and Thesis/Dissertation Requirement

The program consists of a mix of core courses and electives.

At the start of the program, the student will select a field of biomedical engineering and a corresponding graduation professor associated with the Graduate Program at the Anhembi Morumbi University. Together with a graduation professor, the student will pursue a research project. A committee will examine the thesis based on the student’s research project in order to obtain the academic graduate degree.

Throughout the program, students are supported by a network of experienced faculty supervisors. Through its location in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the program provides access to various industry, academic and governmental groups residing in the Technology Park. The program has close working relations with the largest hospital complex of Latin America, the metropolitan region of São Paulo and Vale do Paraíba.


Professor Dra. Adriana Sarmento de Oliveira Cruz
e-mail: [email protected]40 hPhysiotherapyPhD  – Doctorate – Cardiology) – USP (2017)

 Faculty Working Hours Academic Background Academic Degree
Prof. Dr. Adjaci Uchoa Fernandes
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Chemistry PhD – Organic Chemistry – USP (2007)
Professor Dra. Adriana Barrinha F. Moretti
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Pharmacy and Biochemistry PhD  – Microbiologia e Imunologia) – UNIFESP (2005)
Prof. Dr. Antonio Balbin Villaverde
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Physical Sciences PhD – Postdoctoral – Condensed Matter Physics – University of Central Florida, UCF, United States. (1984)
Postdoctoral – Condensed Matter Physics – University of Southern California, USC, United States (1974 and 1984); University of Central Florida, UCF, United States. (1992)
Prof. Dr. Carlos José de Lima
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electrical Engineering PhD – Biomedical Engineering – UNIVAP (2008)
Prof. Dr. Egberto Munin
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Physics PhD – Physics – UNICAMP (1994)
Prof. Dr. José Ernesto de Araújo Filho
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electrical Engineering PhD – Applied Computing – INPE (2006)
Prof. Dr. Landulfo Silveira Júnior
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electrical Engineering PhD – Science – USP (2001)
Prof. Dr. Leandro Procópio Alves
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electrical Engineering PhD – Biomedical Engineering – UNICASTELO (2014)
Professor Dra. Lívia Helena Moreira da Silva Melo
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Veterinary Medicine PhD – Veterinary Sciences – UFRRJ (2009)
Professor Dra. Luciana Aparecida Campos Baltatu
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Nursing PhD – Human Physiology – USP (2001)
Prof. Dr. Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electronic Engineering PhD – Physics – University of Southhampton, UK (1986)
Prof. Dr. Osmar Pinto Neto
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Applied Mathematics and Physical Education PhD – Biomedical Engineering – UNIVAP/ Wayne State University (2007)
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Constantin Baltatu
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Medicine MD PhD – Medical Sciences – GT Popa University Romania (1998)
Dr. Renato Amaro Zângaro –
Program Coordinator
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Electrical Engineering PhD – Composite Signals and Systems – Montpellier 2 University (1988)
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Alexis Lazo Osório
e-mail: [email protected]
40 h Physical Therapy and Physical Education PhD – Science – UNIFESP (2000)


Thematic Programs, Research Areas and Courses

Thematic Programs:

Interdisciplinary research between the groups has been realised in the two thematic programs:

  • Therapeutic Systems and Procedures: This thematic program combines the lines of research that aim to assist in the treatment of different pathologies, developing optical systems, photoactivated therapeutic drugs, drugs for heart diseases, phytotherapics, ozone, ultrasound, among others. It also includes the study of biomechanics, balance and rehabilitation, and the development of clinical and hospital instrumentation.

Correlated Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Rehabilitation: This area of research deals with projects that study the biomechanical responses produced by different types of stimuli, which are evaluated using different measurement techniques. The project aims to determine motor dysfunctions based on stabilometric and baropodometric parameters. In addition, techniques and tools related to the rehabilitation in people with motor dysfunctions are being investigated.

Hospital Instrumentation: This area of research includes projects focusing in the development of new clinical and hospital instruments and the improvement of existing equipment.

Translational Medicine: Translational Medicine-related projects involve the transfer of knowledge gained from basic sciences, to be applied in practice/clinic and in the community. Translational research comprises four phases: T1 transfers knowledge from preclinical research to humans, T2, to patients, T3, to clinical practice and T4, to the population. Using a multidisciplinary and multiphase approach, these projects contribute to all phases of this process.

Non-Ionizing Radiation Therapy: This area of research brings together projects that use lasers, LEDs and low and medium power ultrasound to treat different diseases through minimally invasive methods using inclusive photoactive compounds. Similarly, this line of research also explores the use of ozone.

Therapeutic Products: This line aggregates projects that adopt different techniques to develop and characterize new therapeutic products, such as herbal medicines, oxazinic and porphyrin (PDT) dyes, ozone.

2) Systems and Processes for Diagnostics: This thematic program brings together research lines focused on the development of systems and processes, which aim to aid in obtaining information on biological tissues in a minimally or non-invasively way, through optical spectroscopy and biological signal analysis .

Correlated Research Areas:

Development of Techniques and Systems for Diagnostics: This line of research focuses on the development of techniques and optical systems applied to diagnosis of pathological changes in biological tissues and fluids, such as fluorescence spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance and Raman scattering. Mathematical tools based on multivariate statistics will be used, such as principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares regression (PLS).

Computational Tools in Public Health: The area of ​​Public Health requires the multidisciplinary development of mathematical, statistical and computational models, as well as development of computerized systems for data analysis and process improvement, aiming at strategic decision making in the use of SUS resources. Data are available through hospitals, departments and ministry of Health, governmental and non-governmental organizations. It is intended to statistically evaluate data from these organisms, to develop tools (softwares) for management and control of information besides decision making.


Biological Signal Processing and Analysis: In this line of research projects focused on electrical signal processing techniques are used to obtain diagnostic information on various diseases that affect humans, particularly myoelectric, electrocardiographic and electroencephalographic signals. The aim is to study musculoskeletal diseases, arrhythmias, cardioprotection, heart rate variability, studies that will guide the choice of the most appropriate therapy.


Master in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.): Students must take the four mandatory subjects and four elective subjects.

Doctor in Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.): Students who obtained a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering must take eight elective subjects other than those taken in the Master’s course. Students who obtained a Master’s degree in another area must take the four mandatory subjects and four elective subjects.

Mandatory Courses Professors
Principles Of Mathematics And Physics In Biological Sciences (For Students Of Health And Biological Sciences) Antonio Guillermo Jose Balbin Villaverde, Leandro Procopio Alves
Scientific Methodology And Biostatistics Jose Ernesto De Araujo Filho, Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco
Principles Of Physiology Applied To Exact Sciences (For Students Of Exact Sciences) Adriana Barrinha Fernandes Moretti, Luciana Aparecida Campos Baltatu
Applied Optics And Lasers Antonio Guillermo Jose Balbin Villaverde, Egberto Munin, Leandro Procopio Alves
Optical Properties Of Biological Tissues Landulfo Silveira Junior, Renato Amaro Zângaro
Elective Courses Professors
Analysis And Processing Of Biomedical Signals Egberto Munin, Ovidiu Constantin Baltatu
Molecular Spectroscopic Characterization Adjaci Uchoa Fernandes, Egberto Munin
Molecular Spectroscopy Adjaci Uchoa Fernandes
Fundamentals Of Medical Biotechnology – R& D&I Luciana Aparecida Campos Baltatu, Ovidiu Constantin Baltatu
Introduction To Biomechanics Rodrigo Alexis Lazo Osorio
Introduction To Exercise Physiology Rodrigo Alexis Lazo Osorio
Laser Diagnosis Landulfo Silveira Junior, Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco
Experimental/Applied Optics Antonio Guillermo Jose Balbin Villaverde, Egberto Munin, Leandro Procopio Alves
Ozone: Theory And Applications Adriana Barrinha Fernandes Moretti, Carlos Jose De Lima
Principles And Applications Of Raman Spectroscopy Landulfo Silveira Júnior, Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco
Sensors And Transducers Leandro Procopio Alves, Carlos José de Lima
Technologies Applied To Rehabilitation And Sports Performance Rodrigo Alexis Lazo Osorio
Photodynamic Therapy Adjaci Uchoa Fernandes, Egberto Munin, Renato Amaro Zângaro
Ultrasound: Uses And Therapeutic Applications Adriana Barrinha Fernandes Moretti, Carlos Jose De Lima
Fuzzy Logic And Approximate Reasoning In Medicine And Health Care José Ernesto De Araújo Filho
Professional Soft Skills Ovidiu Constantin Baltatu, Luciana Aparecida Campos Baltatu
Cell And Molecular Therapy Adriana Barrinha Fernandes Moretti, Lívia Helena Moreira Da Silva Mélo
Applied Thermography In Health Science Leandro Procópio Alves, Renato Amaro Zângaro
Artificial Intelligence And Data Science In Health Care José Ernesto De Araújo Filho
Optical Fibers And Catheters For Biomedical Applications Carlos José De Lima
NMR Molecular Eluction Adjaci Uchoa Fernandes
EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH Lívia Helena Moreira da Silva Mélo

Selective process


Master’s Degree

Enrollment fee: BRL 1,583.60 + 23 monthly installments of BRL 1,583.60
Location: CITÉ – Technology Hub of São José dos Campos
Class hours: full time
Note: See the Scholarships Program in the Selection Public Notice


Enrollment fee: BRL 2,118.60 + 47 monthly installments of BRL 2,118.60
Location: CITÉ – Technology Hub of São José dos Campos
Class hours: full time
Note: See the Scholarships Program in the Selection Public Notice

Selection process – 1st semester of 2021

Commencement of classes: April 5, 2021

Enrollment: from 12/01/2020 to 02/23/2021

Document delivery: from 12/01/2020 to 02/23/2021

Selection and Evaluation Process:
February 24 and 25, 2021

Hours: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – previously scheduled Interview including Lattes Curriculum assessment and Pre-project.

Location: CITÉ – Technology Hub of São José dos Campos
Estrada Dr. Altino Bondesan, 500 – Distrito de Eugênio de Melo – SJC / SP

Result: 03/01/2021

Public Notice

Master’s Degree

Results of the Selection Process – 1st semester of 2021

Check out the list of approved students:

Master’s Degree


About the exchange

Anhembi Morumbi University is part of the Laureate Network of Universities, the largest higher education network in the world, with over 1 million students in 60 teaching institutions over the 20 countries in which it operates.

Thus, the university offers its students the possibility to participate in overseas exchange programs and exchange knowledge with people from several nationalities, returning to Brazil with fluency in another language and an international certificate.

Our students still have exclusive benefits, such as:

  • Multicultural campus, with students from several nationalities;
  • Curriculum content and teaching materials from other universities in the Laureate Network;
  • International forums to exchange experiences with foreign students and professors;
  • International fairs attended by foreign university representatives;
  • Scholarship opportunities for courses and events abroad.



With 6-months duration and the possibility to extend it to one year, international exchange programs allow the use of subjects taken abroad paying the same monthly tuition fee* charged by Anhembi Morumbi. Students in Bachelor and Licensure courses can participate, being mandatory to attend the first and last year of the course in Brazil.


Duration of 6 months, with the use of subjects studied abroad, paying the same monthly tuition fee* charged by Anhembi Morumbi. Technological Undergraduate students (on-site and blended learning) are eligible to participate, being mandatory to attend the first and last semester of the course in Brazil.


Students attend part of the course at Anhembi Morumbi University and part at a University in the Laureate Network abroad, obtaining two valid diplomas at the end of the course, which are valid in their respective countries and labor markets.


They are part of the catalogue of international programs from the Laureate Network and Partner Universities, and are usually offered in the months of January and July. These programs are open to all students and graduates from on-site, blended learning, and distance learning courses.


The International Office – Anhembi Morumbi’s International Department – is responsible for offering students the best exchange program opportunities among the partner universities. It also provides all the support for students to travel safely for their studies abroad, offering:

  • Support for organizing the documentation and other requirements for the exchange program;
  • Information sessions with parents and students before departure;
  • Exchange program guidebooks with information on the country of destination;
  • Organization for students to travel in a single group.

*Go to the International Office to check out which institutions offer this option.

Theses and Dissertations

Dear Student,


The guidelines for qualification, dissertation or thesis are described below.

  1. Qualification (Master’s/PhD) scheduling: students must fill in the form below along with their student advisor and deliver it at the course’s administrative office, along with copies of the dissertation/thesis:



Deadline: 30 days before the scheduled date of qualification


  1.  Dissertation/thesis defense scheduling: students must fill in the form below along with their student advisor and deliver it at the course’s administrative office, along with copies of the dissertation/thesis:



Deadline: 30 days before the scheduled date of defense.


  1. ABNT’s Thesis and Dissertation Publishing Guidelines:



  1. Procedures following the defense:

Procedures following the Dissertation Presentation

Procedures following the Thesis Defense


Authorization Term for Electronic Publication on UAM’s Digital Library

  • Dissertations and Theses defended:





Talk to the Coordination

Contact the Coordination

Prof. Renato Amaro Zângaro

Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (1981), Master’s Degree – Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies – Université des Sciences et Techniques Du Languedoc, France (1985) and PhD Degree in Composants Signaux et Systems – Université des Sciences et Techiniques du Languedoc, France (1988). Post-doctorate degree from MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology – U.S., 1995. Full Professor, Researcher, Director of the School of Health Sciences, Vice-Dean of the Undergraduate Program and Vice-Dean of International Cooperation at UNIVAP (1990-2008). Full professor, researcher, Vice-Dean of Research and Graduate Programs at Unicastelo between 2009 and 2016, Ad hoc Advisor for Fapesp and CNPq. President of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (SBEB) – 2009/2010 Biennium. Chair of the Board of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (SBEB) – 2013/2014 Biennium. Representative of Private Universities in the Brazilian Forum of Vice-Deans for Graduate Studies and Research (FOPROP), 2015/2016 biennium. He is currently Director of the Center for Technological Innovation in Healthcare (CITS-CITÉ) of the Technological Hub of São José dos Campos, Coordinator of the Master’s/PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering, and Researcher at Anhembi Morumbi University, working with the following subjects: laser, optical diagnosis of cancer, transcranial laser therapy and ozone studies and applications.

E-mail[email protected] Phone: +55 (12) 3945-1359

  • Prof. Renato Amaro Zângaro