The Chip Makers

Each year, a group of students receives a massive — though tiny — challenge: Build a semiconductor chip inside Notre Dame’s nanofabrication facility.

Image of a chip with a penny on top to show size.
EE graduate student Ola Salahaddin Alfahal Abdalsalam

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Notre Dame’s IrishSat passes high-altitude NASA test in New Mexico desert

IrishSat’s payload guidance and recovery system, Iris, was one of two undergraduate projects selected by NASA for a …

Photos of 5 College of Engineering new hires; Mengxue Hou, Fanxin Kong, Kai Ni, Jeffrey R. Rhoads, and Charles Wampler.

Five new faculty join Notre Dame Engineering in Fall 2023

The Notre Dame College of Engineering this fall welcomed 5 new members of the faculty. Mengxue Hou (above far …

Robotic sea turtle mimics uniquely adaptable gait

Sea turtles glide majestically through ocean waters and maneuver like armored vehicles over rocks and sand on land. …

Mosaic of the 10 stir grant recipients

STIR grants energize new science/engineering research projects at Notre Dame

The first Seed Transformative Interdisciplinary Research (STIR) grants, announced in early 2023 by the Notre Dame …

Notre Dame Engineering profs receive Joyce Awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching

Four faculty members in the College of Engineering have received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for …

Downspout on the side of Cushing Hall of Engineering

Cheers to recipients of the 2023 College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the newly established Staff Excellence …

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Engineering student in the Stinson-Remick clean room

Make great things at nanoscale

This teaching and research Clean Room in Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering features powerful, industry-grade tools for design and fabrication of integrated circuits and medical devices with nanometer-sized features.

Summer REU Student conducting research

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Prof. Suman Datta and graduate student in lab

Graduate Program

Our Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering will prepare you for a successful career in industry, academia, or government.

Scott Howard, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (standing) with a graduate student in his photonics lab in Stinson-Remick.


Faculty and students in Electrical Engineering are engaged in research in two primary areas — Electrical Circuits and Systems (ECS) and Electronics, Photonics, Materials and Devices (EPMD).

Spotlight on Research in Electrical Engineering

Fighting for the Dignity of Independence

Inspired by his dad’s ALS diagnosis, electrical engineering major John Sexton is working to better equip people confined to a powerchair.

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