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.
- Cluster Supercomputering – Networks – Industrial Automation
- Archsys: Computer Architecture and Systems Lab
- Faculty: Zhu
- VLSI Circuit Design – Micro & Nano Fabrication Technology – Device Design & Testing
Microwave Acoustics: Propagation and Devices
Microfabricated Sensors, Instruments, and Systems
- Chemical sensors – Physical sensors – Biosensors – Microfluidics – Microphotonics – Microsystems (MEMS)