High-Impact Research

Duke Engineering is a leader in defining and advancing high-impact fields that tie to grand challenges for engineering and society.

By the Numbers


In new research awards annually


Research expenditure growth over the past decade


Average research expenditure per faculty member


in research funding per faculty among leading U.S. engineering schools


Major externally funded research centers

Signature Research Themes

Find Faculty Researchers & Awards

View our directory of faculty researchers and the awards.


in research productivity among U.S. engineering schools Academic Analytics


spinoff companies from Duke Engineering faculty research


externally funding growth over the past decade

Duke Science and Technology

Learn how Duke is investing in team-based discovery science and technology to benefit people and the planet.

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Industry Partners

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