Areas of Research

Our faculty, students and researchers are actively engaged in research in the areas of Networking & Communications; Solid State Electronics; Optics and Photonics; and Power & Energy Systems.

We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.

Faculty in the solid-state electronics area undertake research into cutting-edge electronic devices and circuits, with broad application to state-of-the-art technologies. These include high-performance, high-speed, computer and communication networks, "smart" medical devices, and alternative energy sources.

Research in Optics and Photonics relies on a synergy of fundamental physics, materials science, numerical modeling, and device applications. Research in this area has diverse applications, such as ultra-high resolution imaging, photovoltaics, sensing, quantum cryptography and secure communications.

The Energy Systems Area focuses on various aspects of the generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of electric power. 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.