Washington University in St. Louis


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Dean: Ralph S. Quatrano

Cross-School Multidisciplinary Research Themes:

  • Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology
  • Biological & Medical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies
  • Imaging Technologies & Signal Processing
  • Networking & Communications


  • 1283 Undergraduate students
  • 353 Master's students
  • 340 Doctoral students
  • 200 UMSL/WUSTL Joint Program students
  • 14:1 Student to tenured/tenure-track professor ratio


  • 19,000

Engineering Buildings:


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Faculty & Research

  • 80 tenured and tenure-track professors
  • 12 NSF Career Awards since 2005
  • Among U.S. News & World Report's top 30 Biomedical Engineering programs: #1 for per capita core faculty citations from 2001 - 2011, #2 for per capita core faculty publications from 2001 - 2011, and #1 for per capita core faculty NIH funding (FY10)
  • Most recent National Research Council rankings for graduate programs included Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Science in the top 10 and Computer Science & Engineering in the top 20
  • $435,400 average research expenditure per research-active faculty (FY12)

Recent Major Multidisciplinary Research Awards

  • $20 million from the Department of Energy for an Energy Frontier Research Center at Washington University
  • $12 million from Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Ameren to support the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization, including support for the school's innovative Advanced Coal and Energy Research Facility
  • $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, part of the school's world-class Nano Research Facility
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