Electrical Engineering

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science (Electrical Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Smart-Grid, Power Electronics, and Electrical Power Systems)
  • Graduate Certificate in Smart-Grid, Power Electronics, and Electrical Power Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science for Signals and Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Antennas and Radar Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in RF & Microwave Engineering

Program Overview

The Electrical Engineering Department offer the degrees Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. These degree programs demand academic rigor and depth yet also address real-world problems.

The Department has three areas of research activity that stem from the core fields of Electrical Engineering: (1) Antennas and Wireless Communications, (2) Information and Systems Science and (3) Energy Systems and Power Electronics. Individual research projects may encompass more than one research area.

Research Areas:

Antennas and Wireless Communications is a research area that builds on the fundamental physics and mathematics of electromagnetic waves and propagation. The research in this area includes design, analysis, optimization, and measurement of antennas, antenna arrays, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz devices. Applications address current academic, industry, and society needs, such as wireless communication systems, radar and remote sensing, and electromagnetic imaging.

Information and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary research area that encompasses the fields of control systems, data science, optimization, signal and image processing, compressive sensing, robotics, and mechatronics. Applications can be found in renewable energy and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control networks, bio-engineering, computer vision and pattern recognition, autonomous systems, imaging, intelligent structures, and geosystems.

Energy Systems and Power Electronics is focused on both fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of conventional electric power systems and electric machinery, renewable energy and distributed generation, energy economics and policy issues, power quality, power electronics and drives. The overall scope of research encompasses a broad spectrum of electrical energy applications including investor-owned utilities, rural electric associations, manufacturing facilities, regulatory agencies, and consulting engineering firms.

Primary Contact

EE Graduate Program Manager

Professor and Department Head

Peter Aaen


Atef Elsherbeni

Randy Haupt

Kevin Moore

Tyrone Vincent

Michael Wakin

Associate Professors

Kathryn Johnson

Salman Mohagheghi

Gongguo Tang

Assistant Professors

Payam Nayeri

Teaching Professors

Abdul-Rahman Arkadan (Graduate Faculty)

Chris Coulston

Research Professor

Mohammed Hadi

Emeritus Associate Professor

Catherine Skokan

Emeritus Teaching Professor

Ravel Ammerman