Lifting some of the burdens from cancer treatment

“Smart” breast marker clips engineered by Prof. Thomas O’Sullivan and his team provide rapid data about disease progression and treatment efficacy—making possible personalized, more convenient and more effective treatment.

EE graduate student Ola Salahaddin Alfahal Abdalsalam

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A Special Message to the Electrical Engineering Class of 2021

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering, I would like to congratulate the …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff receives Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received the Young Investigator Research Program …

Congratulations 2021 Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

Congratulations to the 2021 Electrical Engineering Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

We congratulate each of you on achieving this outstanding milestone in your career and wish you every success as you …

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New satellite design team IrishSat launches its first high-altitude balloon

Notre Dame students and faculty gathered on May 11, 2021, for the first high-altitude balloon launch by IrishSat, a …

Xiwen Kang and Obaidullah (Obaid) Rahman

EE graduate students honored with Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards

Xiwen Kang and Obaidullah (Obaid) Rahman have received 2021 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards from Notre …

Levi Hubbard

Levi Humbard wins National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Levi Humbard, a first-year electrical engineering Ph.D. student, has won a 2021 National Defense Science and …

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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.

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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

Making the Modern World Possible: Wireless Communications and Sensing

Prof. Jonathan Chisum didn’t always know he wanted to be an electrical engineer, but he has always been interested in physical principles and mathematics.

“Then once I discovered that the people who harness those laws to do interesting things and solve problems — those are electrical engineers.”

“Then I started to realize, this is where the action is. This is where I want to be!”