Research

Our outstanding faculty bring state-of-the-art research, development, and design experience into the classroom, ensuring that our students and alumni are amongst the best in their fields and that our research advances the scientific community as well as society and business.

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles and techniques to problems of a biological or medical origin, including: medical device development and engineering, medical instrumentation, surgical applications of electromagnetic fields, large scale integrated biosensors, medical imaging, image processing, signal processing, and many more.

Communications, Networks, and Systems (CommNetS)

This area involves research and design in the fields of networking, communications, signals, and systems. Analysis and synthesis of systems, and the processing of information for the purposes of identification, communication, control, and security. Linear and non-linear systems and modeling techniques.

Computer Architecture & Embedded Processors

Computer architecture is the study of the interface between the hardware and software in computer systems, ranging from supercomputers to servers to desktop computers to notebooks to handheld computers. The program of study emphasizes design tradeoffs in implementing those interfaces both in hardware and software.

Electromagnetics & Acoustics

This area includes the study of wave propagation ranging from ultralow frequencies to microwaves. It involves investigations of electrical geophysics, antennas and scattering, radar target identification, wireless communications, microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits, and guided wave devices and systems.

Energy Systems

This area involves research in the production, distribution, and use of electric energy, such as electromechanical devices for pulsed power applications, advanced electrical machines, power system-related analyses, simulation of power systems, energy system economics and optimization, open-access transmission, energy efficiency and demand-side management, power system harmonics, power quality,

Integrated Circuits & Systems

The Integrated Circuits and Systems Group (ICSG) is one of the most active circuit design groups in the country with a young and creative faculty who are world leaders in their respective fields. There are 10 full-time faculty in the area and many more adjuncts from industry.

Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics

This area involves research in plasma dynamics, optics, quantum-optic and photonic devices, and plasma processing of semiconductors. Plasma investigations include the design of plasma diagnostics, high-order spectral analysis of plasma waves, and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition.

Software Engineering and Systems

Software Engineering and Systems covers the complexity of software systems and requirements. In addition, research and study in this field addresses architecting, designing, building, testing, analyzing, evaluating, deploying, maintaining and evolving software systems.

Solid-State Electronics

The Solid-State Electronics area (SSE) within Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) focuses on the development and improvement of electronic, optoelectronic and micro- and nano-electromechanical devices for a variety of applications.