Research Areas

The ECE Department, faculty offices, and teaching and research laboratories are located in Barrows Hall and in the adjoining Engineering & Science Research Building (ESRB). The ESRB also houses the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) (formerly known as the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology), an interdisciplinary research unit exploring advanced materials spanning the spectrum from basic science to applied technology. The ESRB opened its doors July 2004 and contains state-of-the-art research facilities, including a microfabrication cleanroom. The ECE Department provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for research in a wide variety of areas.

High-Performance Computing


Microwave Acoustics: Propagation and Devices

  • Piezoelectric Materials – Sensors (gas,fluid,biological) – Bulk & Surface Acoustic Wave Design


Data Science and Engineering

  • Laboratory for Computational and Mathematical modeling in Medicine Engineering and Technology
  • Data Engineering and AI Lab (DEAL)

Microfabricated Sensors, Instruments, and Systems

  • Chemical sensors – Physical sensors – Biosensors – Microfluidics – Microphotonics – Microsystems (MEMS)
  • Energy Harvesting and Sensing Nanosystems

Artificial Intelligent


  • Coding and Information Theory – Wireless – High Speed Signal Processing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks – The WiSe-Net lab

Smart Grid, Power Electronics and Electric Drives