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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

  • Ranked ninth out of 381 institutions in the annual National Science Foundation survey for engineering research expenditures (FY2020).
  • Research expenditures for FY2022 totaled $133.8 million.
  • Over 1,600 graduate students are financially supported by and for the College's research programs.