Graduate School

Electrical Engineering—PhD

What you'll work on

The department supports research thrusts in computer engineering, energy systems, signals systems, and solid-state electronics. This research is funded by multiple agencies and corporations, including the NSF, the US Army and Air Force, American Electric Power, Consumers Energy, and more.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Robotics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • VLSI

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Who you'll work with

Be part of a working laboratory where students and faculty collaborate in pursuit of answers to some of our world’s most relevant questions. You’ll find this is a close-knit academic community, with accomplished faculty dedicated to mentoring students.

Faculty Spotlight

Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Novel devices can be created, operating from radio frequencies to visible light."

Semouchkina engineers artificial materials with unusual properties and employs them to control electromagnetic wave paths. This makes it possible to modify antenna radiation patterns and build devices with unprecedented functionalities, such as invisibility cloaks.

Where you'll work

Our department occupies more than 50,000 square feet of space and maintains a variety of laboratories and facilities, including the Microfabrication Facility, the Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research, the Wireless Positioning Laboratory, the Energy Storage Laboratory, the Smart Grid Control Center, and a host of other spaces for research in power, photonics, microgrids, and robotics.