Duke MEMS Facts & Stats


Rigorous and flexible educational programs

Undergraduate, master's and doctoral education that cultivates creative engineers equipped to solve complex problems

Leading engineering research

Designing the future of mechanical systems and materials

Duke Mems at a Glance

  • 39 regular-rank faculty

  • $12.2 million in new research awards, fiscal 2023

  • 90 PhD students

  • 29 master's students

  • 259 undergraduate students

  • 79 BSE graduates in the Class of 2022, May graduates only, mechanical engineering as first major only


  • #7 national university—U.S. News
  • #25 mechanical engineering graduate program—U.S. News
  • Top 20 faculty research productivity in mechanical engineering and in materials science.—Academic Analytics 2022
  • Top 30 graduate degree programs in mechanical engineering and materials science—U.S. News


Undergraduate Program

  • Certificates: Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Energy & the Environment
  • Double majors: Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Economics
  • Fellowships: Duke, Pratt Research, and Chambers
  • Co-Curricular opportunities: Duke Smart Home, Duke Electric Vehicles, Duke Motorsports, Duke Robotics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Graduate Programs

  • 90 PhD students
  • 13 Master of Science (MS) students
  • 16 Master of Engineering (MEng) students
  • Graduate traineeship programs:
    • NSF AI for Understanding and Designing Materials Program (aiM)
    • NIH Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Pre-Doctoral Training (BTE)
    • NSF Traineeship for the Advancement of Surgical Technologies (TAST)
  • Graduate certificate programs in:
    • Aerospace Research
    • Medical Robotics
    • Photonics
    • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Participation in Duke's University Program in Materials Science & Engineering
  • Funding sources include: U.S. Department of Defense, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), non-governmental, industry, and foundations

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