The program integrates energy systems research with research in energy control, efficiency improvement, demand side management, power quality and economics, renewable resources and integration, and smart grid communications.
"Electrical Engineering blends the beauty of theory with the practicality of an Engineering degree. We learn enough in our classes to get us started, and are given the tools necessary to pursue a greater understanding if we so desire."
“I always urge students to take advantage of a key asset that is available to them — the fact that UB is a top research university. Participation can help to build up their resume and they could discover career paths that they may never have considered.”
"The Department's concern towards the well-being of its students is one of the most valuable aspects of UB Electrical Engineering. Couple that with a vibrant classroom of students from different parts of the world, distinguished professors working on advanced research projects, giving you a chance to take part, gradually teaching you core professional values, forms a winning combination."
"As an EE Undergraduate Research Scholar, I got a lot of hands-on experience working in the cleanroom. I learned about the semiconductor fabrication process which helped develop my view on semiconductors and microelectronics as a whole."
"I had the liberty to experiment taking different courses, learn from my mistakes, work on new projects outside my comfort zone, and use my time at UB as a platform to try and understand my interests and the my strengths to make an informed decision about my career choice."
" I've worked on international projects in Microgrid, Power System Automation and Control. My job has given me the opportunity to meet with industry leaders from different countries and travel the globe."
"I did research and it helped me get accustomed to the way a team functions while pursuing research in a organization. Not just research itself, but interacting with my research colleagues at UB gave me a glimpse of culture and work environment in the US."
"The Department offering of courses such as MIMO, IOT, Smart Antenna, Nano wireless networks makes the field of wireless communication stand out when compared to other universities. This was the reason I chose to pursue my graduate studies at UB."
"Working at UB lab facilities literally day and night on that (IoT) project changed my life. When I reflect on the value that was instilled - that if we believe that we can change the world positively, then YES, we can!"
"I chose Electrical Engineering because I wanted a better understanding of how modern technology works in order to be able to develop new technologies that will help shape society for a better future."
"Out of many great experiences, my favorite is the day when we exhibited our final IOT projects in front of professors, local business owners and many other professionals... Experiences where we present our work to the outside world are the greatest motivator of all."
"UB EE changed my life and has been a brilliant experience that taught me a lot of things. With perseverance, smarts and hard work, any student can achieve their goals by making the most of their time at UB Electrical Engineering."
"The opportunity to get involved in cutting edge research activities in the department, the exhaustive list of courses offered, and the chance to learn from experienced professors who are pioneers in their field, is what makes UB Electrical Engineering special."
"Even though setting up your future can be stressful at times, it should ultimately be enjoyable. I've enjoyed my experiences at UB so far and would return to any of them knowing the outcome. I look forward to what I'll learn both in getting my MS and along my career. I hope to never stop learning."
"The UB education has allowed me to explore the farthest reaches of our universe, put instruments and spacecraft on the surfaces of other planets, and to explore and understand our earth in new and better ways."
"We are fortunate to be in a very international-focused school, as UB has one of the largest International Student bodies in the country. I get to meet people from every corner of the world, by getting involved in the activities here at UB."