ECEE Highlights:
2020 to the Present

Message from our director

Our faculty, students and staff have redoubled their collaborative efforts to strengthen and grow the programs in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. In the past few years, we have grown our faculty expertise and research efforts in energy and more recently, in microelectronics and semiconductors, to become an international hub for these areas.

Our primary focus is the education of students who are important contributors to our research. Our academic programs have grown significantly from about 1,200 students a decade ago to more than 3,500 in the Fall 2023 semester, including more than 280 doctoral students. Our sponsored research expenditures remain strong, exceeding $30 million for the past four years.

Our recognition includes U.S. News & World Report ranks of No. 36 for our electrical engineering graduate program and No. 17 for our undergraduate program in 2024. The online delivery method of our electrical engineering graduate program achieved a No. 2 ranking in 2023. This online mode has enabled an unprecedented tripling in undergraduate enrollment to more than 2,500 in a decade. Leveraging technology to provide innovations in our academic programs further improves the student experience.

We continue to accelerate our progress through aggressive faculty hiring. The extraordinary efforts of our dedicated faculty, staff and students drive the success of our school. Our programs and school have a bright future.

Stephen M. Phillips, PhD, PE

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Ying-Chen "Daphne" Chen holds semiconductor material reflecting a model of the Earth in front of a screen showing the moon

Taking semiconductor manufacturing to new heights

Ying-Chen “Daphne” Chen is working as a co-primary investigator on NASA research with academic and industry collaborators to build a blueprint for manufacturing semiconductor devices in space. Manufacturing microelectronics in space has the potential to eliminate key lengthy and costly steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process.


A portrait of Stephen Goodnick on a background of semiconductor material

AAAS rewards nanoelectronics research

In recognition of David and Darleen Ferry Professor of Electrical Engineering Stephen Goodnick’s nanoelectronics research career, which spans more than 40 years, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, named Goodnick one of 505 Fellows of 2022.

A colorful circuit board

ASU selected by Department of Defense for Microelectronics Commons hub

Arizona State University was selected as one of eight recipients for a portion of $238 million in funding from the CHIPS and Science Act to create regional electronics innovation hubs.

Hongbin Yu poses for a photo with a student in the background working on a project

Building the microelectronics manufacturing blueprint

Hongbin Yu leads ASU’s efforts for DARPA to develop recommendations for manufacturing 3D heterogeneously integrated microelectronics in the U.S.


Best online master’s in electrical engineering programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellows


Research expenditures FY23

Doctoral student Shuaifeng Jiang receives 2023 Meta Research PhD Fellowship

ASU electrical engineering doctoral student Shuaifeng Jiang received a fellowship from Meta to further his AR and VR research.

Graduate student Greg Vetaw wins SMART Scholarship-for-Service

ASU electrical engineering graduate student Greg Vetaw received a SMART Scholarship-for-Service from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Postdoctoral researcher Kristen Jaskie wins SPIE Best Paper Award

Kristen Jaskie won a Best Paper Award from the 2023 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference for her positive and unlabeled data work.


Astronaut in spacesuit near a landing craft on the moon

Swift Coat is designing an anti-fog agent for NASA’s new space helmet

Swift Coat, a startup founded by Fulton Schools Vice Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor Zachary Holman and his former doctoral student Peter Firth, is developing an anti-fog coating for NASA’s xEMU spacesuit for Artemis moon missions.

A wafer of semiconductor material is shown in Arizona State University Professor Mariana Bertoni’s lab

Sounding out more efficient semiconductor manufacturing


Crystal Sonic, founded by Professor Mariana Bertoni and her former doctoral student Pablo Guimerá Coll, received NASA Small Business Innovation Research funding to reduce compound semiconductor manufacturing waste through the company’s Sonic Lift-off method.

Outstanding faculty achievements

Balanis wins IEEE Electromagnetics award

Regents Professor Emeritus Constantine Balanis earns 2021 IEEE Electromagnetic Award

An active electron with two tails swirling around

Assistant Professor Ivan Sanchez Esqueda wins one of only 10 Intel Rising Star Awards for 2021


Nine ECEE faculty win NSF CAREER Awards in the last four years

New Faculty stamp

20 new faculty members joined ECEE in the last three years

Faculty in the news

Our faculty have appeared in numerous news sources for their contributions to scientific knowledge and beyond.