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College of Engineering and Computing

Electrical Engineering

Our People

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your development as a competent electrical engineer. They teach so that you can learn, they research so that the frontiers of electrical engineering are pushed outwards every day, and they provide service to the profession, the state, and the nation so that all of these can benefit from the new electrical and electronic technologies they have developed.

Academic Faculty

Roger Dougal

Roger Dougal

Department Chair and Carolina Distinguished Professor Roger Dougal leads the Power and Energy Systems research group, which tackles complex and often interdisciplinary problems in energy conversion.

Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad

Assistant Professor Ahmad's research interests include the growth and study of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors including high aluminum content AlGaN, boron nitride and gallium oxide, fabrication of novel high-power electronic and photonic devices, and computer simulation of these devices.

Mohammod Ali

Mohammod Ali

Professor Ali conducts research focused on conformal antennas, multifunctional materials and structures, and wireless sensing methods and technology.  

Seongtae Bae

Seongtae Bae

Assistant Professor Bae has focused his research on 1) magnetic nanofluid hyperthermia and its clinical applications, 2) magnetic(ferrite) nanoparticles/nanofluids for nano-theranostics in nanomedicine, 3) magnetically-labeled point-care-of biosensors, 3) in vivo & in-vitro magnetic based biosensors/bioMEMS, 4) extremely low frequency nanomagnetic biomedical devices and medical instrumentation for neural engineering and neuromodulation, and 5) Nanostructure spintronics materials/devices for advanced electronics and energy sustainability.

MVS Chandrashekhar

MVS Chandrashekhar

Associate Professor Chandrashekhar has focused his research towards novel, low cost, fast energy payback solutions to sustainable energy production, including dye-sensitized solar cells from SiC & GaN powders, photolytic/ photoelectrochemical hydrogen production as well as nanoelectronic materials such as graphene and SiC for electrical power management, sensing and emissions monitoring. 

Yinchao Chen

Yinchao Chen

Associate Professor Chen's current research interests include Signal integrity for high speed circuits, multi-band mobile handset printed inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) and base station antenna arrays, RF, millimeter-wave, and microwave integrated circuits printed on multi-layer GaN based substrates, Bioelectromagnetic applications, Large target scattering RCS prediction using higher-order, efficient Maxwell’s solvers, Wireless signal coverage study by using the PSTD MRTD approaches.

Herbert Ginn

Herbert Ginn

Professor Ginn's areas of specialization are Power electronics applications in energy systems, power phenomena and compensation in non-sinusoidal systems, and power quality.

Asif Khan

Asif Khan

Carolina Distinguished Professor Dr. Khan is Director of the Photonics and Microelectronics Laboratory. His research work is three-fold: Develop ultraviolet and visible high power solid-state light-emitting diodes and lasers using AlInGaN multiple quantum wells; Develop AlInGaN based high-power, high frequency microwave transistors using innovative material designs and processing techniques; and Develop AlInGaN based photodetectors.  

Krishna Mandal

Krishna Mandal

Professor Mandal’s specializations and research interests include Earth-Abundant, Low-Cost Heterojunction Solar Cells; Thin Film Device Fabrication, Characterization, and Application; Crystal Growth of Binary and Ternary Semiconductors and Scintillators for Ultra-High Resolution Advanced Medical Imaging Devices; Solid-State Nuclear Detectors Based on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors and Front-end Readout Electronics for Homeland Security, X- and Gamma-Ray Detection & Imaging, Nonproliferation, Material Protection, Control, and Accounting; THz Sensors and Detectors for Detection and Imaging; Diode-Pumped Solid-State Mid- and LW-IR Lasers for Compact Sources; 2D-Materials and Nanomaterials

David Matolak

Professor Matolak’s specializations and research interests include Wireless Channel Characterization, Ad Hoc Communication Networks, Modulation/Detection PHY/MAC, Random Process Modeling, and Electromagnetics Modeling.

alphan sahin

Alphan Sahin

Assistant Professor Sahin’s research interests include the signal processing methods emphasizing on the physical layer of wireless communication systems, intelligent air-interfaces, waveforms, sequences, machine learning, radio access technologies, broadband mobile networks, and wireless communication standards, e.g., IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi and 3GPP 5G NR.

Enrico Santi

Enrico Santi

Associate Professor Santi's long-term research interests are in the area of power electronics. 

Grigory Simin

Grigory Simin

Professor Simin's research interests include Wide bandgap materials and devices; III-Nitride power microwave devices and ICs. He also serves as the Department's Undergraduate Director.

Guoan Wang

Guoan Wang

Associate Professor Wang's research interests include Smart RF passives/systems: MEMS based RF components/systems, on-chip tunable RF components/systems, High performance on-chip components characterization and process optimization; MEMS/NEMS and their RF and Bio-medical applications; Novel materials and their mmwave applications; 3D IC and system integration. He also serves as the Department's Graduate Director

Xiaofeng Wang

Xiaofeng Wang

Associate Professor Wang's research interests include Networked Real-Time Control Systems; Fault-Tolerant Control; Cooperative Control; Optimization; System Verification; Nonlinear System Design

Bin Zhang

Bin Zhang

Associate Professor Zhang’s areas of specialization include Prognostics and health management, which covers fault detection and isolation, failure prognosis, and fault tolerance; Robotics, unmanned systems, electromechanics, and industrial electronics; Intelligent systems and control; Dynamic systems, design, modeling, simulation and control

 

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