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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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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Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: 2021 Steiner Award Recipients

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Reverend Thomas A. Steiner, C.S.C., …

Danielle Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld (ND ’94) elected to National Academy of Engineering

Danielle W. Merfeld (ND ’94) vice president and chief technology officer, GE Renewable Energy, General Electric Co., …

Tom O’Sullivan and Ola Abdalsalam using their handheld device

A powerful, pocket-sized optical imager, no longer science fiction

Before Wilhelm Röntgen, a mechanical engineer, discovered a new type of electromagnetic radiation in 1895, physicians …

Semiconducting oxide transistor

Electrical engineering team spotlighted for work developing a new kind of semiconductor memory

The work of a Notre Dame electrical engineering research team — including graduate students Wriddhi Chakraborty, …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff receives 2021 NSF Early Career Development Award

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) …

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Optics and Photonics Research in the COVID 19 and Climate Change Era

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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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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!”