Our research areas reflect the diversity of the electrical engineering profession and range from the very small (nano-scale electronic devices and their modeling), to the very large (the U.S. electric power grid and its control). Our faculty includes experts in many application areas such as the design of flight control for aircraft and the implementation of neural interfaces for biomedical applications.
Graduate students are involved in all of our research activities and have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the electromagnetic anechoic chamber, the wireless communications lab, and the integrated circuit fabrication clean-room. Some programs offer students theoretic approaches for the design of communication systems, while others include the implementation of wireless communications devices such as the circuits in cell phones.
These research efforts are aligned with national and international efforts to address worldwide challenges in energy production and distribution, healthcare technology and delivery, sustainable development and economic growth, communications technology and information management, and global security.