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College of Engineering and Computing


Electrical Engineering

Our Research

The electrical engineering department is a high profile member of the university research community. According to the university's Office of Research and Graduate Education, electrical engineering accounted for $3.59 million of the $25.36 million awarded to the College of Engineering and Computing in fiscal year 2014. 

Research Groups

Communications and Electromagnetics

The emphasis of the research performed by the communications and electromagnetics group is directed toward broadband metamaterials and low-profile antennas; microwave and RF technology; signal integrity; switched frequency; pattern and polarization arrays; wireless system research on channel modeling; physical layer waveform analysis and design; and, medium access control for multiple applications.

Decision and Control

The focus of the decision and control group is to analyze, optimize, control, and design the complex advanced control systems which can be applied to a variety of fields including safety critical systems with capabilities of condition-based maintenance (CBM) and prognostics and health management (PHM); manned & unmanned vehicle control planning & risk management; networked, cooperative, distributed, and large-scale system control and optimization; and, robotic systems.

Electronic Materials and Devices

Electronic materials and devices research focuses on topics concerning the design and micro fabrication of very small electronic circuit components that are used within many electronic and biomedical devices such as AllnGaN based photonic devices; AllnGaN based high-frequency microwave transistors; MEMS sensors; nanowire based NEMS sensors and electronics; implantable sensors for biomedical applications; scanning probe characterization; silicon carbide growth, fabrication and characterization research. and, Graphene based sensors in order to respond to the increasing demand in medical applications.

Power and Energy Systems

The research performed focuses on traditional and modern applications of power systems for renewable energy and advanced grid-connected systems.  A variety of fields are covered within the research group including power electronics and controls for advanced marine power systems; characterization and modeling of power semiconductor devices; advanced power distribution grids; the integration of renewable energy sources as well as the  integration of signal processing and information technologies with power electronics and power systems; and, computational environments for design and virtual prototyping of multidisciplinary dynamic systems.