Electrical Engineering is everywhere! It is a part of every industry, from power generation and distribution to environmental, manufacturing, semiconductor, optics and telecommunications technologies. Almost everything we use in our daily lives contains a chip that implements a communication protocol or a sophisticated signal processing algorithm.
Our faculty and students have made important and internationally
recognized contributions to engineering, science and
technology. These discoveries have far-reaching impacts in
such areas as communications, energy, and medicine. Our
faculty develop socially relevant communications products,
innovative materials and devices that create greener, more
energy-efficient solutions for our world.
Our faculty are at the forefront of discovery in their fields, garnering accolades from international, federal and local organizations.
At EE, the faculty making discoveries in the lab are the same faculty teaching in the classroom.
Our faculty members are actively engaged in research in the areas of Signals, Communications and Networking; Solid State Electronics; Optics and Photonics; and Energy Systems. We challenge traditional notions of problem-solving and generate creative and groundbreaking solutions.
Exploring New Frontiers in Communications and Networking:
Technological advancements could lead to improvements in tsunami
detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, surveillance,
pollution monitoring and other activities.
Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential
applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and
defense, but until now there’s been one very small problem:
the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from
traditional metallic components.
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.