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
- Biomedical Engineering
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.
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.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all course work and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
|Total Credit Requirements|
|MS–PhD (minimum)||30 credits|
|BS–PhD (minimum)||60 credits|
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.