Quick Facts

Faculty Facts

  • 30 tenure-track (including 6 women), 7 teaching, and 10 courtesy faculty members
  • 9 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • 3 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  • 4 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
  • 4 members National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
  • 11 faculty with university-level teaching awards
  • ⅓ faculty have joint appointments with another department, creating a highly interdisciplinary faculty and research program
  • 8 editors-in-chief of international research journals
  • 13 associate editors of at least one research journal
  • ⅓ faculty among the top 1% and ¾ faculty among the top 10% most cited researchers (Clarivate Analytics 2016-2020)
  • 22 faculty members are fellows of at least one professional society
  • 15 awardees of young investigator awards (NSF Career, ONR, Whitaker Foundation)

Undergraduate Study

Graduate Study

  • ME graduate program ranked #13 by U.S. News (2021), #10 in World and #6 in U.S. by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • About 170 graduate students (120 PhD and 50 MS (32% female, 9% URM, 40% US citizens, from 22 different countries))
  • ~⅓ of recent PhD grads continue in academia (postdocs and faculty), ~⅓ in industry engineering positions, and ~⅓ in other positions (e.g., consulting or government labs)
  • Highly interdisciplinary graduate research with world-class faculty
  • Can complete an MS degree in 9 (non-thesis) -18 (thesis) months
  • Typically four or five years to complete a PhD (beyond BS)
  • Fully-funded tuition, stipend, and health insurance for PhD students, supported in the forms of fellowships, research assistantships and teaching assistantships.
  • NU provides 12 weeks paid parental leave as well as childcare grants and fee assistance to eligible graduate students