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High-Impact Research

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

Our per-faculty research funding ranks #9 in among top U.S. engineering schools (U.S. News & World Report). External research funding reached nearly $97 million in new awards in FY20, having grown by 98 percent over the last decade. The school is currently home to 8 major externally funded research centers.

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9 major externally funded research centers

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#9 in research funding per faculty

among leading U.S. engineering schools

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#13 in research productivity

among U.S. engineering schools
Academic Analytics

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54 spinoff companies

from Duke Engineering faculty research

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external funding has grown by 98%

over the past decade