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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.

We rank #12 among the top 25 U.S. engineering schools in per-faculty research funding (U.S. News & World Report data).

New external research funding reached a record $105 million in FY21—the figure nearly doubling over the last decade. Duke Engineering is the home to 12 major externally funded research centers.

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12 major externally funded research centers

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#12 in research funding per faculty

among leading U.S. engineering schools

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#19 in research productivity

among U.S. engineering schools
Academic Analytics

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56 spinoff companies

from Duke Engineering faculty research

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external funding has grown by 92%

over the past decade