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

Electrical Engineering is powering, connecting, digitizing, and automating a better future.

Please join us. Learn more about undergraduate and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering.


Electronic Circuits and Systems
Communications and Networking
Systems and Control
Signal and Image Processing


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Research Areas

Electronics, Photonics, Materials and Devices
Electronic Materials
Photonics and Optoelectronics
Quantum Computing
RF and THz Devices


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Untangling the potential of frequency-modulated combs

A frequency comb is a laser with a twist that emits many uniformly spaced optical wavelengths. The regularity of the …

Gary Bernstein and Hsueh-Chia Chang

Engineers Bernstein and Chang elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Gary H. Bernstein, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer …

SpectrumX – Universities join forces to pursue NSF center opportunity

Four teams awarded planning grants through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) new Spectrum Innovation …

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Launch sequence initiated: Introducing ND IrishSat

Electrical engineering and aerospace engineering students have formed a new club called ND IrishSat. Their ultimate …

Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Irfan Khan working in Professor Anthony Hoffman's Photonics Lab

“Bending” light to engineer improved optical devices and circuits

Rainbows are formed when light bends — or refracts — as it enters and exits a water droplet. The amount that the …

Chakraborty takes VLSI Best Student Paper Award for Technology

Wriddhi Chakraborty received the Best Student Paper Award for Technology at the 2020 VLSI Symposia on Technology and …

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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

Undergraduate Program

  • Hands-on coursework
  • Engagement in research
  • Exposure to new and emerging technologies
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

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!”