California Institute of Technology - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: California Institute of Technology
Mailing Address: 1200 East California Blvd.
City: Pasadena
State: CA
Postal Code: 91125
Country: United States
Phone 626-395-6811
Fax: 626-795-1547
Website: http://www.caltech.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jarrid James Whitney
Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions Office
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 10-90
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-6341
Fax: 626-683-3026
rbisch@admissions.caltech.edu

Peter Schroeder
Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics
Undergraduate Option Representative, Applied and Computational Mathematics
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4269

Adam Wierman
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Undergraduate Option Representative, Computer Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-6569
adamw@caltech.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Jared Leadbetter
Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Graduate Option Representative, Environmental Science and Engineering
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 100-23
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4182
jleadbetter@caltech.edu

Thomas Heaton
Professor of Engineering Seismology
Graduate Option Representative, Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4232
heaton@caltech.edu

Shinsuke Shimojo
Professor of Biology
Option Representative, Computation & Neural Systems
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 136-93
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-8817
sshimojo@caltech.edu

Sandra Troian
Professor of Applied Physics, Aeronautics, and Mechanical Engineering
Graduate & Undergraduate Option Representative, Applied Physics
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
128-95
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-3362
stroian@caltech.edu

Nadia Lapusta
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Geophysics
Undergraduate & Graduate Option Representative, Mechanical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd., Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-2277
lapusta@caltech.edu

Ali Hajimiri
Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate & Graduate Option Representative, Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd., Mail Code 136-93
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-2312
hajimiri@caltech.edu

Houman Owhadi
Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Control and Dynamical Systems
Graduate Option Representative, Applied & Computational Mathematics
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 217-50
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4547
owhadi@acm.caltech.edu

Chris Umans
Graduate Option Representative, Computer Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-5725
umans@cs.caltech.edu

Richard Murray
Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
Graduate Option Representative, Control & Dynamical Systems
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 107-81
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-6460
murray@caltech.edu

Beverley McKeon
Professor of Aeronautics; Associate Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories
Undergraduate and Graduate Representative, Aerospace
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
MC 301-46
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4460

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: TRIMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Pasadena
This city's population (approx.): 137,122
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 979
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,261
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Natural sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

SAT I and SAT II (Writing, Math 2C, Choice of Physics, Chemistry, or Biology). High School Transcript. Recommendations from 2 teachers: Math/Science, Humanities/Social Science, Counselor or Teacher of choice. Essays. Secondary School Report

Recommendations

Optional: submit a science-related paper, research paper, or report on a science project.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Guruswami Ravichandran
Otis Booth Leadership Chair
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
MC 155-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-4100
ravi@caltech.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Aerospace Graduate Morteza Gharib Aerospace Engineering
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh Both Kerry Vahala Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS Graduate Kerry Vahala Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both Richard Flagan Chemical Engineering
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM Both Adam Wierman Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS Both Adam Wierman Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS Both Adam Wierman Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems Graduate Ali Hajimiri Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering - Electrical Both Ali Hajimiri Electrical Engineering
Engineering & Applied Science Undergraduate Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Environmental Science & Engineering Graduate Paul Wennberg Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM Both Jose Andrade Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE Both Jose Andrade Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME Both Jose Andrade Mechanical Engineering
Medical Engineering - MedE Graduate Yu-Chong Tai Biomedical Engineering
Note: Discipline for Medical Engineering is not BioMedical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Bioinspired Engineering Biomedical Engineering INCOLL
Institute for Quantum Information Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
Jacobs Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Chemical Engineering INCOLL
Keck Institute for Space Studies Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute of Technology (KNI) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics INCOLL
The Resnick Institute for Science, Energy and Sustainability Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
The Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science Environmental Engineering INCOLL
The Rosen Center for Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh Aerospace Engineering
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh Applied Physics (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering - Electrical Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering & Applied Science Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh Applied Physics (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS Materials Science (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM Applied & Computational Mathematics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS Control and Dynamical Systems (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems Computation and Neural Systems (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering - Electrical Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science & Engineering Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM Applied Mechanics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh Applied Physics (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM Applied and Computational Mathematics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS Control and Dynamical Systems (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems Computation and Neural Systems (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering - Electrical Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science & Engineering Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aerospace
  1. Flow Diagnostics
  2. Turbulence
  3. Gasdynamics
  4. Fracture Mechanics
  5. Combustion
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh
  1. Electronic Materials
  2. Solid-State Physics
  3. Lasers and Integrated Optics
  4. Plasma Physics
  5. Computer Simulation of Materials
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS
  1. Modern Methods for Materials Characterization
  2. Metallic Glasses
  3. Nanocrystalline Materials
  4. Thermodynamics of Alloys
  5. Kinetics of Alloys
Chemical Engineering
  1. Polymers
  2. Environmental Engineering
  3. Catalysis
  4. Biochemical Engineering
  5. Fluid Dynamics
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM
  1. Nonlinear Dynamics
  2. Computational Biology
  3. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  4. Computational and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
  5. Theoretical Materials Science
  6. Multiscale and Multiresolution Computations
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS
  1. Complex Systems
  2. Systems Biology
  3. Robust Control
  4. Nonlinear Control
  5. Geometric Mechanics
  6. Dynamical Systems
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS
  1. Concurrent Computing
  2. Computer Graphics
  3. Learning
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems
  1. Learning
  2. Molecular Computing
  3. Neural Networks
  4. Computational Neuroscience
  5. Vision
  6. Robotics
Electrical Engineering - Electrical
  1. Optics
  2. Digital Signal Processing
  3. Communications
  4. Information Theory
  5. Computer Vision
  6. Integrated Circuits
Environmental Science & Engineering
  1. Environmental Microbiology
  2. Water Treatment and Remediation
  3. Aquatic Chemistry
  4. Atmospheric Chemistry
  5. Biogeochemistry
  6. Climate System
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM
  1. Continuum Mechanics
  2. Fracture Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
  3. Dynamics of Solids and Structures
  4. Computational Modeling of Solids
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE
  1. Earthquake Engineering
  2. Computational Modeling of Structures
  3. Civil Engineering Problems of Rivers, Harbors
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME
  1. Controls
  2. Fluids Engineering
  3. Thermal Sciences
  4. Robotics
  5. Engineering Design

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Chemical Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Students for the Exploration and Devl. of Space

Local Groups

  • Academic Research Committee
  • Associated Students of Caltech
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Association
  • Club for Computer Science
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Interhouse Committee (IHC)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • African Students Association
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Hong Kong Student Association
  • Korean Student Association

Local Groups

  • Association of Romanians at Caltech
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Bulgarian Club
  • Falun Club
  • Friends of the Iranian Culture
  • OASIS (Organization of the Associated Students of the Indan Subcontinent)
  • Organization of the Associated Students from the Indian Sub-continent
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Turkish Student Association

Other Student Support Programs

Entrepreneur Club
Pre-Med Club
Caltech LesBiGay Union (CLU)
Caltech Vegetarian Club
Caltech Christian Fellowship (CCF)
Caltech Y
Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at Caltech (FUUC)
Hillel
Caltech Muslim Students Association

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Courses EE 91, ME 71, ME 72

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Caltech conducts instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and, including its off-campus facilities, is one of the world's major research institutions. Its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Aerospace 13 1 0 14
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 11 0 2 13
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 6 0 1 7
Chemical Engineering 10 0 1 11
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 6 0 0 6
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 2 0 0 2
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 8 0 3 11
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 2 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 10 0 3 13
Engineering & Applied Science 0 0 0 0
Environmental Science & Engineering 5 0 1 6
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 2 0 0 2
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 5 0 0 5
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 7 0 1 8
Medical Engineering - MedE 1 0 0 1
Totals: 88 1 12 101

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Aerospace 0 6 6 5.00
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 0 2 2 1.67
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 0 1 1 0.83
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 0 1 1 0.83
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 0 0 0 0.00
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 3 3 6 2.50
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 1 6 7 5.00
Engineering & Applied Science 0 6 6 5.00
Environmental Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 1 1 2 0.83
Medical Engineering - MedE 0 1 1 0.83
Totals: 5 27 32 22.49

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Aerospace 14 7 21 1.75
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 32 13 45 3.25
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 0 0 0 0.00
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 0 0 0 0.00
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 15 5 20 1.25
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 11 7 18 1.75
Engineering & Applied Science 0 0 0 0.00
Environmental Science & Engineering 9 2 11 0.50
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 20 7 27 1.75
Medical Engineering - MedE 7 0 7 0.00
Totals: 109 41 150 10.25

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 11 2
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 10 1
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 3
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 8 2
Engineering & Applied Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 4 3
Medical Engineering - MedE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 64 13 0 0 74 14

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering & Applied Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Engineering - MedE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering - Electrical 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Engineering & Applied Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Medical Engineering - MedE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 9 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Caltech Office of Undergraduate Admissions/ Mail Code 1-94/ Pasadena, CA 91125/ e mail: ugadmissions@caltech.edu/ WEB: http://www.admissions.caltech.edu/

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

None

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

None

Residency Requirements

None

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students must have completed their secondary school education, and have subsequently enrolled at a college or university in order to be considered for transfer admission.

Transfer students are not admitted to the senior year at Caltech.

Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in any subject are not eligible for transfer.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 4

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $47,577
Room & Board: $14,100
Books & Supplies: $1,323
Other Expenses: $2,874
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Form (FAF), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Transcript, Student Data Form (SDF), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Profile, FAFSA

Additional Financial Aid Information

PROFILE only required for entering students or first-time aid applicants. Transcripts may be requested for transfer students.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,855
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 533
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 235
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 100%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 800 770
Reading Range: 800 740
Writing Range: 800 730
Combined Range: 2340 2240
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 36 35
Composite Range: 36 34

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.) 0 12 5 18 35 0
Applied Physics (B.S.) 0 7 1 9 17 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 16 25 17 58 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 61 56 66 183 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 30 29 20 79 0
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.) 0 5 2 6 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 28 23 37 88 0
Totals: 0 159 141 173 473 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Applied Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Women 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Totals: 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 159 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Applied Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
Women 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Applied Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0
Women 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Women 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Totals: 0 0 173 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 173 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.) 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 9 6
Applied Physics (B.S.) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 8 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 43 13
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 15 5
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.) 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 20 9
Totals: 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 102 45

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.) 0 0 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Applied Physics (B.S.) 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 43 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.) 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
Totals: 0 0 102 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Caltech invites students from a select group of liberal arts colleges to transfer to Caltech upon completion of their junior year. After two years in residence at Caltech, and the successful completion of our requirements, 3/2 students will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree from Caltech and a second bachelor's degree from their liberal arts college. Students may transfer into any of the Caltech options.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

2

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
no Both None
Applied and Computational Mathematics (B.S.) no 0.00 0.00 Both None
Applied Physics (B.S.) no 0.00 0.00 Both None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 0.00 Both None
Computer Science (B.S.) no 0.00 0.00 Both None
Control and Dynamical Systems (B.S.) no Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 0.00 Both None
Engineering and Applied Science (B.S.) no 0.00 0.00 Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 0.00 Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

General Admission requirements are: 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, GRE scores are strongly recommended (if not required in some options), TOEFL score (foreign only), upper 5% of class, and a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Varies by option.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL required for international students. TWE (Test of Written English) and TSE (Test of Spoken English) are strongly recommended. TSE score should be better than 50 and the TWE score should be better than 5.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same

Residency Requirements

No transfers at graduate level.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

No transfers at graduate level.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $47,451
Room & Board: $22,073
Books & Supplies: $1,228
Other Expenses: $8,034
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Profile, FAFSA

Additional Financial Aid Information

Forms are required only for students applying for loans.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,041
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 276
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 118

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied & Computational Mathematics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mechanics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computation and Neural Systems (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 0 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 1

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0
Women 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Applied and Computational Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0
Women 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
Women 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computation and Neural Systems (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
Women 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
Women 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 0 0 490 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 490 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 15 3
Applied & Computational Mathematics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Applied Physics (M.S.) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computation and Neural Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (M.S.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 34 6
Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1
Materials Science (M.S.) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 1
Totals: 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 79 17

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Applied & Computational Mathematics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Physics (M.S.) 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computation and Neural Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Control and Dynamical Systems (M.S.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Materials Science (M.S.) 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Totals: 0 0 79 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 18 18
Applied & Computational Mathematics (M.S.) 0 0 0
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 1 1
Applied Physics (M.S.) 0 8 8
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Computation and Neural Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 1 0 1
Control and Dynamical Systems (M.S.) 0 2 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 40 40
Environmental Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 4 4
Materials Science (M.S.) 0 8 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 8 8
Totals: 6 90 96

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 4
Applied and Computational Mathematics (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Computation and Neural Systems (Ph.D.) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (Ph.D.) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 0
Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 5
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 14 3
Totals: 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 72 21

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Applied and Computational Mathematics (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Computation and Neural Systems (Ph.D.) 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Control and Dynamical Systems (Ph.D.) 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
Totals: 0 0 72 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $5,517,500 Industry: Priv/Non: $5,375,200
State: Local: Total Expn.: $10,892,700
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $23,600,600 Industry: Priv/Non: $6,100,300
State: Local: Total Expn.: $29,700,900
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $11,260,500 Industry: Priv/Non: $3,405,300
State: Local: Total Expn.: $14,665,800
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $6,790,400 Industry: Priv/Non: $2,340,500
State: Local: Total Expn.: $9,130,900
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering - Electrical
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $4,695,400 Industry: Priv/Non: $4,631,400
State: Local: Total Expn.: $9,326,800
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Environmental Science & Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,413,700 Industry: Priv/Non: $2,157,400
State: Local: Total Expn.: $4,571,100
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $6,110,900 Industry: Priv/Non: $2,165,900
State: Local: Total Expn.: $8,276,800
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Medical Engineering - MedE
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $60,389,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $26,176,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $86,565,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Bioinspired Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $436,463
State: Local: Total Expn.: $436,463
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Quantum Information
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $3,105,600 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $3,105,600
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Jacobs Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $231,447
State: Local: Total Expn.: $231,447
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $9,468,600 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $444,900 Local: Total Expn.: $9,913,500
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Keck Institute for Space Studies
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $1,940,377
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,940,377
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute of Technology (KNI)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $109,400 Industry: Priv/Non: $1,221,700
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,331,100
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Resnick Institute for Science, Energy and Sustainability
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $1,400,400
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,400,400
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $99,843
State: Local: Total Expn.: $99,843
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Rosen Center for Bioengineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $961,295
State: Local: Total Expn.: $961,295
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $12,683,600 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $6,291,525
State: $444,900 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $19,420,025


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $73,072,600 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $32,467,525
State: $444,900 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $105,985,025

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace

The programs emphasize the fundamentals underlying aerospace. Major groups include staff and graduate students interested in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and applied aerodynamics, with a close interrelationship with the programs of the Jet Propulsion Center, Applied Mathematics, and Applied Mechanics. Facilities consist of wind tunnels with velocities ranging from the very slow to hypersonic speeds, shock tubes, a free-surface and high-speed water tunnel, and instrumentation/equipment for experimentation in structures and solid mechanics related to fracture/failure of composites and metals.

Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh

Research opportunities are offered in a wide variety of fields, such as solid-state physics, lasers and integrated optics, photonics, metals and alloys, plasma physics, fluid dynamics, electronic materials, computer simulation of materials, and biophysics. The program is intended for students with a strong interest in fundamental physics having technological applications.

Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS

Research is oriented toward fundamental phenomena that underlie the structure and properties of engineering materials. Emphasis is on the study of nonequilibrium metals, ceramics, and composites, but studies of other materials are encouraged through faculty members in other departments. Modern facilities for the preparation of materials include equipment for rapid quenching, physical vapor deposition, ion-beam bombardment, and shock-wave consolidation. Facilities for the characterization of materials include a 300 keV transmission electron microscope, a wide variety of X-ray diffraction equipment, Mossbauer spectrometers, and modern calorimetry equipment. Facilities for measuring the mechanical, magnetic, and electrical properties of materials are available.

Chemical Engineering

Research programs are conducted in air pollution and aerosol science, catalysis, zeolite synthesis, inorganic membranes, ceramics and electronic materials processing, statistical mechanics, dynamics of complex fluids, polymer rheology and polymer physics, biochemical engineering, multiphase flow, dynamics of gas-surface interactions, and nanoscale structures.

Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM

The program in applied mathematics emphasizes interdisciplinary studies and reflects the breadth of activity in applied mathematics at Caltech. In addition to basic and advanced study offered by the applied mathematics faculty, broad selections are available in mathematics, physics, engineering, and other such areas. Strong research programs cover nonlinear waves, perturbation theory, numerical analysis, fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, scientific computation, computational materials science, and other areas.

Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS

In this interdisciplinary graduate program, theoretical research is conducted in all aspects of control and dynamical systems, with emphasis on robustness, multivariable and nonlinear systems, optimal control, decentralized control, modeling, and system identification for robust control. Applications areas include large flexible structures; mixing and transport processes in fluids; turbomachines and complex combustion systems; global bifurcation analysis and control of nonlinear systems, including strongly nonlinear and chaotic dynamics and mechanics; nonlinear flight dynamics for highly maneuverable aircraft; and robotic manipulation.

Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS

Research emphases are in algorithms; communication protocols and concurrent computation; graphics and human-computer interaction; novel computational substrates, including quantum mechanical computers and molecular computers; VLSI systems, with a specific emphasis on asynchronous and analog VLSI; high-confidence systems, including fault tolerance, program verification and security; information theory; learning theory; and computer vision. Projects frequently involve connections with other disciplines such as Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Mechanics, Control and Dynamical Systems, and Electrical Engineering. Ph.D. students only.

Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems

This integrated approach to graduate study is designed to promote a broad knowledge of relevant aspects of molecular biology, biophysics, neurophysiology, and cellular and neuronal modeling; computational devices; CMOS integrated circuits; information theory; learning systems; neural networks; robotics; artificial like and complex systems. The program encourages interdisciplinary approaches to problems in biology, engineering and information theory that share a common deep structure at the computational level. This approach to information processing is combined with an appropriate depth of knowledge in the particular field of thesis research. Students take classes in biology, electrical engineering, and relevant mathematics. Ph.D. students only.

Electrical Engineering - Electrical

Electrical Engineering at Caltech emphasizes both electronics and systems. Closely allied with Computation and Neural Systems, Applied Physics, Computer Science, and Control and Dynamical Systems, it offers students the opportunity for study and research, both theoretical and experimental, in a wide variety of subjects, including wireless systems, quantum electronics, modern optics, lasers and guided waves, solid-state materials and devices, power electronics, control theory, learning systems, computational finance, signal processing, data compression, communications, parallel and distributed computing, fault-tolerant computing, and computational vision.

Environmental Science & Engineering

Research and instruction emphasize basic studies that underlie new solutions to challenging environmental problems, such as urban, regional, and global air quality; global change; ozone depletion; geochemistry; geophysics; water supply and water quality control; effective management of hazardous substances in the environment; and maintenance of stable ecosystems. Among the academic disciplines central to the program are atmospheric and aquatic chemistry, environmental fluid mechanics, microbiology, chemical engineering and aerosol physics and chemistry. Extensive laboratories and modern instrumentation are available in all areas. Graduate students from a variety of backgroungds, including undergraduate majors in biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics, among others, enter this program.

Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM

Advanced work is offered in elasticity, plasticity, dynamics, and vibrations. Research areas include linear and nonlinear dynamical systems; random vibrations; structural dynamics and control; fluid-structure interaction; wave propagation in solids; problems of large deformation and material instability in solids; phase transformation in solids; fracture mechanics, including elastic, viscoelastic, and plastic fracture; failure of composite materials; and finite-element analysis.

Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE

Advanced work is offered in structural engineering, earthquake engineering, hydrology, and coastal engineering. Research areas include the analysis of structures subjected to dynamic loadings, especially earthquake motions; the use of finite-element methods for structural analysis; seismic risk analysis and earthquake ground motion studies; system identification and control of structures; sediment transportation in streams; dispersion in turbulent shear flows; problems related to density-stratified fluids; generation, propagation, and coastal effects of tsunamis; pollutant transport in porous media; water reclamation; and the disposal of waste in the ocean.

Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME

Graduate study emphasizes a broad coverage of such basic subjects as heat and energy transfer, thermodynamics, solid and fluid mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics, as well as interdisciplinary subjects, including engineering design, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and robotic systems. . Typical research projects have been concerned with convective heat transfer in complex fluid-solid systems, turbulent flows, aeroacoustics, numerical methods for fluid dynamics, turbomachines, cavitation, hydrofoils in unsteady flow, two-phase flows, aerosols, combustion, synthesis of thinfilm materials, development of computer-aided engineering design (CAED) theory and methodologies, microspacecraft propulsion systems, design of manipulator terminal devices, autonomous robotic systems, and control of mechanical systems.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Institute for Quantum Information

The Institute for Quantum Information (IQI) was founded to catalyze and stimulate research in Quantum Information Science (QIS). IQI sponsors a vigorous visiting scholars program, develops and teaches novel QIS-based courses, holds regular interdisciplinary seminars and workshops, mentors Ph.D. thesis research, and supports undergraduate research internships.

Jacobs Institute

The Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine has been established to pursue biomedical research based on molecular engineering to invent the next generation of medicines and medical devices. The establishment of the Jacobs Institute, with the innovative research it undertakes, creates the potential to apply to medical problems the molecular techniques of modern chemical engineering, with the goal of creating therapeutic techniques and devices which can be produced in practical time frame.

Keck Institute for Space Studies

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) was established at Caltech in January 2008. The Institute is a "think and do tank," whose primary purpose is to bring together a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers for sustained technical interaction aimed at developing new space mission concepts and technology. The primary purpose of the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is to develop new planetary, Earth, and astrophysics space mission concepts and technology by bringing together a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers for sustained scientific and technical interaction. This unique organization links the study elements of a think tank with the implementation elements of designing and developing prototypes. The Institute is centered on the intellectual, instrumentation, and research strengths of Caltech and JPL " and augments those strengths by inviting external experts from academia, government, and industry to engage in its programs.

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute of Technology (KNI)

The Information Science and Technology (IST) initiative a Institute-wide intellectual and educational activity that focuses on information as a core discipline. Building on an interdisciplinary foundation, IST combines research and teaching activities ranging from the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of information to the science and engineering of novel information substrates, biological circuits, and complex social systems.

The Resnick Institute for Science, Energy and Sustainability

The mission of the Resnick Institute is to foster transformational advances in energy science and technology through research, education and communications.

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science

The Rosen Center for Bioengineering was established in 2008 to
advance both basic scientific exploration and development of
engineering analysis and synthetic approaches. Innovations in these areas are resulting in rugged and inexpensive diagnostic devices, in new insights into the functioning of the heart, and in the engineering of molecular devices capable of recognizing and responding to disease processes in individual cells.

The Rosen Center for Bioengineering

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science was founded in 2008 to address the complex issue of global climate change from a wide range of disciplines. The Center unites faculty from chemistry, engineering, geology, environmental science, and other fields. Many of the faculty members associated with the center teach and research in Caltech's Environmental Science and Engineering Department - a multidivisional program of graduate and undergraduate study.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Aero, space and bio propulsion
  • Air pollution and aerosol science
  • Algorithms and computational complexity
  • Aquatic chemistry
  • Artificial systems, robotics
  • Bio-Inspired design
  • Biocatalysis, biofuels, metabolic engineering
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biodevices, nanobiotechnology, bioMEMS
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Bioimaging technologies, biophotonics
  • Biomechanics, biopropulsion
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Cell and tissue engineering, multicellular morphodynamics, biomaterials
  • Ceramics and electronic materials processing
  • Characterization of near-source motion in earthquakes
  • Climate system
  • Communications
  • Complex systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational and theoretical fluid mechanics
  • Computational materials science
  • Computational methods for electromagnetics and acoustics
  • Computational modeling of solids
  • Computational solid and fluid dynamics
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer simulation of materials
  • Computer vision
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Controls
  • Decision, behavior
  • Deployable space structures
  • Detonation, explosion combustion
  • Digital signal processing
  • Distributed systems and formal methods
  • Dynamic deformation and fracture of solids and earthquake rupture mechanics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Dynamics of complex fluids
  • Dynamics of solids and structures
  • Earthquake-loss-estimation
  • Electronic and photonic materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering physioligical machines
  • Engineering physiological machines
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Fluid/structure interaction, flow control
  • Fluids engineering
  • Fracture mechanics and mechanics of materials
  • Geometric mechanics
  • Hypersonics
  • Imaging
  • Information and complexity
  • Information theory
  • Inorganic membranes
  • Integrated circuits
  • Lasers and integrated optics
  • Learning and computation
  • MEMS and micromaching
  • Machine learning, data mining and computational finance
  • Materials for energy conversion
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Mechanics of materials and structures
  • Metallic glasses
  • Modern methods for materials characterization
  • Molecular programming
  • Molecular programming, biological circuit design, feedback, control
  • Multi-scale modeling
  • Multiphase flow
  • Multiscale computations and homogenization theory
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Networked controlled systems
  • Networks
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of civil structures
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Plasma physics
  • Polymer rheology and polymer physics
  • Probability theory and stochastic analysis
  • Protein and nucleic acid engineering, rational design, directed evolution
  • Psychophysics
  • Quantum computation
  • RF and microwave circuits
  • Robotics
  • Robotics and space mission design
  • Robust control
  • Seismic early warning
  • Signal and image and processing
  • Software and hardware architectures
  • Soil-stucture interaction
  • Solid-state physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Statistics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Synthetic and systems biology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Systems biology
  • Theoretical Materials Science
  • Thermal sciences
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of materials
  • Turbulence and turbulent mixing
  • VLSI design and tools
  • Vision, audition, olfaction
  • Water treatment and remediation
  • Zeolite synthesis

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None currently exist.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Aerospace
Appointments: 26 0 52 0 78
Stipends: $31,346 $0 $27,560 $0
Applied Physics and Materials Science - APh
Appointments: 30 16 48 0 94
Stipends: $30,807 $3,636 $26,655 $0
Applied Physics and Materials Science -MS
Appointments: 19 9 45 0 73
Stipends: $26,252 $7,865 $29,624 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 20 7 35 0 62
Stipends: $28,663 $5,224 $26,991 $0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - ACM
Appointments: 2 7 8 0 17
Stipends: $32,400 $5,400 $30,640 $0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CDS
Appointments: 1 1 13 0 15
Stipends: $33,700 $6,120 $33,229 $0
Computing and Mathematical Sciences - CS
Appointments: 2 3 8 0 13
Stipends: $28,800 $2,856 $28,011 $0
Electrical Engineering - Computation & Neural Systems
Appointments: 7 4 19 0 30
Stipends: $32,143 $5,672 $32,052 $0
Electrical Engineering - Electrical
Appointments: 27 19 50 0 96
Stipends: $28,768 $6,350 $30,252 $0
Environmental Science & Engineering
Appointments: 6 1 5 0 12
Stipends: $43,167 $2,250 $29,200 $0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - AM
Appointments: 2 0 1 0 3
Stipends: $16,500 $0 $34,000 $0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - CE
Appointments: 1 2 11 0 14
Stipends: $17,000 $4,692 $31,165 $0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering - ME
Appointments: 20 5 26 0 51
Stipends: $30,520 $3,590 $29,587 $0
Medical Engineering - MedE
Appointments: 6 0 10 0 16
Stipends: $24,303 $0 $28,199 $0
All Total Appointments 169 74 331 0 574