Departments & Centers

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

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

Areas of interest include:

  • 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



Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

Areas of interest include:

  • 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



Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

Areas of interest include:

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



Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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

Areas of interest include:

  • 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



Additional Educational Programs

Master of Engineering Management

Offered through a one-year campus program or two-year distance program and ideal for those with industry experience. The Master of Engineering Management integrates management, technology, and a practical internship.


Minor in Energy Engineering

Offers undergraduate engineering students candidates rigorous exposure to fundamentals of energy engineering. Our elective choices allow students to tailor the program to their professional goals.


University Program in Materials Science & Engineering

Offers exceptional graduate degree programs that take advantage of Duke's vast multidisciplinary strengths in materials research—PhD and master's degree opportunities are available.