Chi-An Emhoff
Chi-An W. Emhoff
Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA

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Biography
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in Human Physiology from UC Berkeley. I enjoy working as both a scientist and an engineer, and I believe acquiring interdisciplinary skills can open up tremendous opportunities. Most people have interests in multiple different areas, so I say, "Go for it!"
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  • Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California
    Answered Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:39 PM
    My first engineering position was at a large biomedical corporation in Silicon Valley. Two big obstacles I faced were 1) feeling like I was just a "cog in a wheel" where my role was very limited in this big company, and 2) many decisions made by upper ...
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  • Rachel Warren

    Added Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Hi, I am 17 almost 18 years old and am applying to colleges for engineering. One pressing question I have is whether or not it is better to get a bachelors in biomedical engineering or to sidestep it and get the degree as a masters. I’ve heard people say that since the biomedical engineering curriculum is so expansive you are not specialized and as such not very Hireable. I plan on getting a masters anyways so I was wondering which would be the best route. Ultimately, I want to do research and ...
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    Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California
    Answered Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:34 PM
    Dear Rachel, 
    
    If it were 10 years ago, I would definitely advise getting a bachelors degree in a traditional engineering major, but now, depending on the institution, there are some excellent bachelors programs in biomedical engineering because the ...
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  • Nikka, Taguig City, Philippines

    Added Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Hello, good evening. You see, I'm having a dilemma right now. I want to be a biomedical engineer in the future but no universities have it as an undergraduate program. Which other engineer courses can I take to become a biomedical engineer? Do I take Chemical or Mechanical? Please help.
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    Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California
    Answered Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM
    Hi Nikka, 
    
    Mechanical engineering provides a broad, comprehensive education that will prepare you for any engineering or analytical field. You can complement the major with a minor in biological sciences through which you can gain exposure and ...
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