On the rise with IrishSat

The first high-altitude balloon launched by IrishSat, a student-run satellite development group, rose about 115,000 feet in the air — until the balloon burst and the payload drifted safely to the ground on a parachute.

EE graduate student Ola Salahaddin Alfahal Abdalsalam

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Prof. Patrick Fay

Patrick Fay named Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology

Patrick Fay, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded an endowed …

Electrical engineers devise first high-performance optical microresonator at long wavelengths

Harnessing the power of long wavelength light is key to the next generation of sensing and imaging devices for …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff named 2022 Moore Inventor Fellow

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2022 …

Thomas O’Sullivan and Alicia Wei

Tom O’Sullivan receives teaching award from IEEE-HKN honor society

Thomas O’Sullivan, associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded …

IrishSAT students prepping to release the inflated balloon

Following the sun: IrishSat launches IRIS 2.0 to collect solar data

Notre Dame’s new satellite club IrishSat launched this year’s high-altitude balloon, IRIS 2.0, into the cloudless, …

Roy Stillwell working on Nearwave device

Ready for launch: New imaging device for breast cancer detection and monitoring goes from idea to prototype

When electrical engineering Ph.D. students Roy Stillwell and Vince Kitsmiller were writing mock grant proposals for …

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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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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).

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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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