Duke Engineering has four departments: Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

Departments & Centers

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Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Duke BME is consistently ranked as one of the top biomedical engineering programs in the nation.

Areas of Interest

  • Bioelectric Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
  • Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Health Data Science
  • Immune Engineering
  • Neural Engineering
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Visit bme.duke.edu

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Duke CEE pursues diverse discovery in areas that improve the fundamental health, resilience and safety of society.

Areas of Interest

  • Computational Mechanics and Scientific Computing
  • Geomechanical Modeling and Characterization
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Systems, Risks and Decision
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Environmental Process Engineering
  • Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

Visit cee.duke.edu

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

Duke ECE faculty members are actively involved in advanced research and teaching in all major areas of electrical and computer engineering.

Areas of Interest

  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Nanoelectronics and nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Robotics
  • Signal and Information Processing

Visit ece.duke.edu

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)

Duke's research in mechanical engineering and materials science addresses a number fundamental and applied engineering problems.

Areas of Interest

  • Acoustics, Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Computational Mechanics and Scientific Computing
  • Robotics: Dynamics, Controls and Human-Machine Interaction
  • Energy Technology and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • Material Science
  • Computational Materials Science

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Center for Autonomous Materials Design

AFLOW logoA research hub, linking U.S. and international collaborators, focused on theoretical and computational methods of materials research. Previously known as the Center for Materials Genomics.

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Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)

CBTE logoCoordinates interdisciplinary discovery and training across three areas: protein engineering, cellular engineering and tissue engineering.

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Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)

CEINT logoA six-university collaboration headquartered at Duke exploring the effect of nanomaterials in the environment and biologically.

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Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP)

CMIP logoExplores the capabilities and limitations of electromagnetic metamaterials.

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Coded Aperture Miniature Mass Spectrometer for Environmental Sensing (CAMMS-ES)

Part of the U.S. Department of Energy's MONITOR program, CAMMS-ES is developing a next-generation methane detector.

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Error-corrected Universal Reconfigurable Ion-trap Quantum Archetype (EURIQA)

A five-year, $31.9 million advanced research project to address qubit degradation with ion technology for quantum information applications.

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Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP)

FIP logoResearch and training efforts of FIP are focused on photonics as information science, including: quantum optics, opto-electronics, information spaces and biophotonics.

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Medicine + Engineering at Duke (MEDx)

Duke MEDx logoA joint initiative of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and School of Medicine, MEDx fosters research and educational collaboration to advance health care innovation.

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Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID)

Facilitating development and sustainable deployment of novel technology-based health solutions for developing regions across the globe.Wash-AID logo

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Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum (STAQ) Co-Design

A Duke-led, seven-university, $15 million collaboration with the goal of building the world’s first practical quantum computer.

STAQ involves physicists, computer scientists and engineers from Duke, University of Maryland, University of Chicago, Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Berkeley and University of New Mexico.

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GUIde Consortium for Aeroelasticity

Government, university and industry consortium addressing challenges related to controlling the vibration of bladed disks.

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