Electrical Engineering

Department Head

Professor Rajeev Bansal


Anwar, Bar-Shalom, Enderle, Jain, Javidi, Luh, Pattipati, Taylor, Tehranipoor, Willett, Zhou, and Zhu

Research Professor


Assistant Research Professor

Balasingam, Xu

Associate Professors

Ayers, Cao, Chandy, Donkor, Escabi, Gokirmak, Silva, Van Dijk, Wang

Assistant Professors

Bazzi, Dani, Forte, Gupta, Khan, Park, Zhang L., Zhang P

The following areas of study and research leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered: Electronics, Photonics, and Biophotonics; and Information, Communication, Decision, and Biosystems. In addition, areas of emphasis in computer engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.),  power (M.S. and Ph.D.) and nanotechnology (M.S.) are available. Students may also choose to pursue an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering without a concentration.

The significant involvement of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in interdisciplinary programs, e.g., Biomedical Engineering, is indicative of the broad scope of its basic interests and activities. Admission to one of the programs does not require an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. It is quite common for graduate students with undergraduate degrees in other fields of engineering or in biology, mathematics, and physics to hold fellowships, assistantships, and part-time instructorships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This mixing of faculty and graduate students with a variety of backgrounds integrates diverse ideas into departmental research projects.

Research and education in Information, Communication, Decision, and Biosystems includes human-machine systems, manufacturing systems, power systems, digital and optical signal processing, optical computing, image analysis and processing, optoelectronic neural networks computer-aided design, estimation theory, robotics, and stochastic communication and control. Activities in Electronics, Photonics, and Biophotonics include research in diffractive optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, nanostructure engineering, sensor technology, electro-optics, quantum electronics, semiconductor lasers, semiconductor heterojunctions with application to integrated circuits, electronic materials, antenna design, microwave technology, power electronics, and high voltage engineering. Research in computer engineering includes computer systems, hardware security, trustable computing, VLSI design and testing, computer architecture, low power embedded systems, molecular computing, and high-performance computing.

Special Requirements for the Ph.D. Program

Admitted students must submit evidence of capacity for independent study in the form of a master’s thesis or comparable achievement.  For information regarding fellowships, assistantships, and part-time instructorships, the applicant should address the chairperson of the Information, Communication, Decision, and Biosystems Graduate Admissions Committee, or the Electronics, Photonics, and Biophotonics Graduate Admissions Committee, depending upon the major interest of the applicant. Computer engineering or power students can choose either area of interest.  The address in both cases is 371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4157, Room 450, Storrs, CT 06269-4157.

Special Facilities

Faculty in the department are major contributors to the following centers: Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technologies (BECAT), Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2), Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE), Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI), and UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (IASE).  Departmental facilities include the following research laboratories: Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory, Cyber Laboratory, Electrical Insulation Research Laboratory, Micro/Opto-electronics Research Laboratory, Nanotechnology Laboratory, Optical Signal Processing/Computing Laboratory, Manufacturing Systems Laboratory, and the Photonics Research Laboratory. These laboratories contain a variety of computers and workstations, interface facilities, a clean room with semiconductor growth and characterization facilities, MBE and MOVPE facilities, and other specialized equipment. Fellowships, assistantships, and part-time instructorships are available.

For more information, visit <www.engr.uconn.edu/ece/>.

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