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ASU second in chemical engineering federal funding


November 21, 2008

Arizona State University secured the second largest amount of federal funding for chemical engineering in fiscal year 2006, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF).
 
Only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned more federal funding for chemical engineering than ASU in FY06, the most recent year for which data are available, according to the NSF.
 
MIT was awarded $13.2 million and ASU was awarded $8.9 million. Penn State, Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan rounded out the top five in chemical engineering federal funding.
 
This was the second year in a row in which ASU came in second in federal funding of chemical engineering research and development.
 
ASU ranked sixth in overall spending on chemical engineering R&D (federal, state and private funding combined) with a total of $12.7 million in FY06. MIT was at the top that list with a total of $18.9 million. North Carolina State, Penn State, Georgia Tech and the University of Texas-Austin, filled spots two through five.
 
Arizona State’s total research expenditures for FY06 were $203.5 million. For its most recent year, FY08, ASU research expenditures were nearly $238 million.