Application Information

We are always looking for highly motivated, creative individuals with self-initiative to join us at the Case Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Lab. We welcome researchers all levels of education, from high school to post-graduate.

Applications for graduate school are reviewed twice a year at Case Western Reserve University' Case School of Engineering: in February (February 1 deadline) for the Fall semester, and in October (October 1 deadline) for the Spring semester. Please contact Dr. Gurkan at with a CV if you are interested in submitting an application for working at CASE-BML.

Online application and instructions

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

Postdoctoral Positions

Please contact Dr. Gurkan 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

The CWRU Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Program 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 MS 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.

Review all application requirements for the MAE Graduate Program.

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 & World Report.

Application Requirements

Students admitted to the BME graduate education program typically have a BS or MS 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.

Review all application requirements for the BME Graduate Program.