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Research and Innovation

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The Office of Research and Innovation supports the college’s strategic plan by growing industry partnerships and increasing transdisciplinary research awards for faculty and students in the College of Engineering.

College of Engineering Research Highlights

Our ongoing research initiatives focus on improving the quality of daily life, which means we're tackling some of the world's most complex threats to humanity in the fields of security, resilience, health, and sustainability - among others.

Virginia Tech Engineering Research by the Numbers


Graduate students financially supported by and for the College's research programs

$134 M

Total research expenditures for FY2023

# 10

Ranked in the annual NSF survey for engineering research expenditures (FY2022)