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Pathway Information and Seminars

Pathways Exploration Seminars

Check back closer to the start of the fall semester for details on the upcoming schedule.

Spring 2020 seminars


Electromagnetics is the study of the effect of charges at rest and charges in motion. This field analyzes, models and designs antenna systems, RF/Microwave circuits, fiber optics and electronic packaging.

Control Systems

The specialty area of Control Systems covers the topics of: system modeling, control systems design, neural networks, adaptive and learning systems, fault detection and real-time control applications. These topics are applied in fields from aerospace and semiconductors to power systems and biomedical.

Graduate schools and program

Physical Electronics and Photonics

Physical Electronics and Photonics (formally Solid-State Electronics) deals with circuits and devices built from and contained within solid materials. Some examples are microchips, LED and LCD devices. The field covers topics including: semiconductor devices and materials, characterization, photonic/photovoltaic devices, semiconductor processing/intelligent control, nanoelectronics, molecular electronics and transport and computational electronics.

Signal Processing and Communications

Signal Processing involves sound, images and sensor data, while Communications provides society with storage such as hard drives and connectivity such as the internet and mobile phones.

Power Systems

Our Electric Power and Energy Systems program is one of the largest in the country with a variety of research expertise, simulation tools and experimental capabilities. The program has three subdivisions in power generation, transmission and distribution and electricity utilization.


The Circuits pathway familiarizes students with analog circuit design, digital and VLSI circuits, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and RF and microwave IC’s. These have applications in wireless technologies, security and bio-technologies.