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Dean Paul S. Peercy: Research and development milestones

College 2011 patents and research expenditures

College of Engineering patent disclosures and research expenditures, 2001-2010.

During Peercy’s tenure, the college has seen major gains in research funding and economic impact. Key milestones include:

Research expenditures have grown from $90.1 million in 2001 to $142 million in 2010.

The college’s industrial consortia are recognized as a national model for university-industry collaboration. More than 400 companies belong to the 17 College of Engineering consortia, on topics ranging from power systems, E-commerce, quick-response manufacturing, small engines and renewable energy.

Interdisciplinary research has blossomed in the past decade, with the college establishing five cross-cutting research themes in advancing healthcare, environmental sustainability, improving homeland and cyber-security, transportation infrastructure and energy independence.

The College of Engineering has posted 11 consecutive years of 100 or more patent disclosures from faculty, staff and students.

All undergraduate and graduate programs in the college are ranked in the top 20 nationally in annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The college’s online master’s degree programs for working professionals were in 2012 named #1 in the nation by U.S. News.

Brian Mattmiller