Welcome from Dean Lynch

Jerome Lynch

Welcome to Duke Engineering!

The Pratt School of Engineering is an audacious, ambitious engineering school whose community of scholars sharpens the leading edge of critical fields.

Set in one of the world’s top universities, our faculty and students are solving complex challenges to improve the quality of life for communities locally and globally—whether by improving human health, working toward more resilient and sustainable environments, discovering new materials, or advancing novel data analytics, computing and intelligent systems.

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In our uncommonly rich learning environment, our students discover and develop their sense of purpose and set themselves on trajectories that positively impact society.

Jerome P. Lynch, PhD, F.EMI Vinik Dean of Engineering

Our award-winning faculty are passionate about what they teach and how they fuel student curiosity. In high-impact experiences inside and outside our classrooms, these innovative educators open new horizons for students to explore.

For example, our First-Year Design program challenges each new Duke Engineering student to design a solution for real-world community clients. This experience launches our students on a journey focused on creative, needs-based design projects to develop universal engineering skills.

More than 60 percent of our undergraduate students conduct faculty-mentored research, while our graduate students routinely receive national awards celebrating the impact of their research.

In our uncommonly rich learning environment, our students discover and develop their sense of purpose and set themselves on trajectories that positively impact society.

Our students are campus leaders—their wide range of clubs and teams are focused on everything from electrical vehicles to global development. Nearly 90% participate in internships and 16% study abroad.

With access to Duke’s strong liberal arts core, our students explore fascinating co-curricular opportunities—gaining experiences and skills that prepare them to become leaders in industry, academia, medicine and other professional pursuits.

You’ll find that Duke Engineering is a community invested in you. We value the different perspectives and backgrounds our faculty, staff and students bring to our community, and strive to empower each individual on their journey of self-discovery, education and the application of engineering knowledge to positively impact the world.

You’ll find inspiring examples throughout our website of how our faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are dreaming big, acting boldly, and making a difference in the world. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Duke Engineering.

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Jerome P. Lynch, PhD, F.EMI
Vinik Dean of Engineering
Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
prattdeansoffice@duke.edu

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