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Research Areas and Labs

The EE Department is a key resource to provide world-class education and research to high-quality students by distinguished faculty. The faculty are engaged in the following disciplinary reserach areas:

Electrical Power Systems, Microgrids, Power Conversion and Control, Energy Storage

Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Slides / Lab). Power system operations and simulations, stability analysis and control, load flow, surge protection and arc flash safety.

Dr. William E. Dillon. Space power applications, high voltage techniques, and conventional power system analysis.

Dr. Rasool Kenarangui. Electric power distribution systems, radiation detectors based on nanocomposite scintillators for gamma-ray radiation and radiation, hardened robotics for sampling and rescue.

Dr. Ali Davoudi (Slides). Power electronics-based systems, energy conversion, renewable energy systems, Smart Grids, energy storage.

Dr. David A. Wetz (Lab). Pulsed power, high voltage engineering, electromagnetic propulsion, energy storage, Smart Grids.

Sensors and Robotics, Assistive Robotics, Multiscale Robots, Teaming Robots

Dr. Frank L. Lewis (Slides / Lab). Feedback control systems (nonlinear process, adaptive, optimal, intelligent, and robust), cooperative multi-agent systems, robotics.

Dr. Dan Popa (Slides / Lab). Robotics, microrobotics and control systems, MEMS, micromanufacturing, human-robot interaction.

Dr. Zeynep Çelik-Bulter (Slides / Lab). Microelectromechanical systems, Infrared detectors, Noise in semiconductor and superconductor devices, and High Tc-superconductivity.

Dr. Donald Butler (Lab). Microelectromechanical devices, micromachined uncooled infrared detectors, sensors, and polymer nanocomposites.

Quantum Optics, Nanophotonics, Optical Amplification

Dr. Robert Magnusson (Slides / Lab). Periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, optical bio- and chemical sensors, nanofabrication, integrated nanoscale devices.

Dr. Kambiz Alavi. Physics and applications of heterostructures, nonlinear optics, optical imaging.

Dr. Weidong Zhou (Slides / Lab). Optoelectronic materials and devices, Nanophotonics and silicon photonics.

Dr. Michael Vasilyev (Lab). Nonlinear and quantum optics, optical communication systems and devices, nanophotonics.

Implantable Sensors and Systems, Nano-Biosensors

Dr. J-C Chiao (Slides / Lab). Medical microdevices and Microsystems, Bio-electronics systems, MEMS, quasi-optical wireless systems, micro-nano-optics.

Dr. Robert Magnusson (Slides / Lab). Optical bio- and chemical sensors, periodic nanostructures, nanolithography, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanoplasmonics, nanofabrication, integrated nanoscale devices.

Dr. Zeynep Çelik-Bulter (Slides / Lab). Microelectromechanical systems, Infrared detectors, Noise in semiconductor and superconductor devices, and High Tc-superconductivity.

Dr. Donald Butler (Lab). Microelectromechanical devices, micromachined uncooled infrared detectors, sensors, and polymer nanocomposites.

Dr. Samir Iqbal (Slides / Lab). Nanotechnology and MEMS, Biosensors and Bio-Inspired Fabrication.

Dr. Sungyong Jung (Slides / Lab). Analog and mixed signal Integrated Circuit (IC) design, RF IC design, IC design for ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) wireless communications, systems-on-a chip (SOC) implementation.

Opportunistic Sensing, Radar and Wireless Sensor Networks

Dr. Qilian Liang (Slides). Sensor networks, wireless networks, wireless communications, signal processing for communications, fuzzy logic systems and applications, collaborative and distributed signal processing.

Dr. Jonathan Bredow. Remote sensing, radar, microwave circuits, antennas, electromagnetics.

Dr. Saibun Tjuatja. Remote sensing, wireless communications, numerical techniques for electromagnetics.

Dr. W. Alan Davis. Microwave component design; microwave semiconductor circuit design.

Dr. Ioannis D. Schizas (Slides). Statistical Signal Processing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Data Dimensionality Reduction.

Human Performance, Multimedia, Signal Processing

Dr. Kamisetty R. Rao (Lab). Digital signal and image processing. Data compression by various techniques for digital transmission or storage of audio and video at reduced rates.

Dr. Venkat Devarajan. Image Processing, Virtual Reality and Digital Photogrammetry.

Dr. George V. Kondraske (Lab). System performance modeling and measurement (particularly applied to the human system and its subsystems), sensor and instrumentation design, measurement system design.

Dr. Michael T. Manry (Lab). Neural networks, image processing, digital signal processing, parameter estimation, and pattern recognition.

Dr. Soontorn Oraintara (Lab). Low-powered transforms. Digital signal and image processing and compression. Image reconstruction and restoration.