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The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of sensing, imaging, telecommunications, control, security, and sustainable energy. 

The second oldest electrical engineering department in the country, our faculty and students are dedicated to high quality, interdisciplinary and revolutionary education and research.

The department has 300 undergraduate students, 135 master's students, 49 doctoral students, 12 full-time faculty and 3 faculty members in phased retirement (half-time employment).

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Feinstein forgoes potential NBA career for Electrical and Systems Engineering

Forgoing a potentially lucrative contract as a free agent in the NBA, Professor Zachary Feinstein has decided to remain focused on his duties at Washington University.

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Feinstein works to better measure risk in the financial system

Dr. Zachary Feinstein, assistant professor in ESE, studies the mathematics of financial systems in order to mitigate financial crises and contagion.

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Yang develops technique to improve laser performance

Dr. Lan Yang, Associate Professor in ESE, and her group had a paper published in Science on Oct. 17 describing their experiments demonstrating how a laser system can be made more efficient by adding loss.

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New publication by Yang’s group appears in Nature Communications

Dr. Lan Yang’s group has a publication appearing in the 24 October 2014 issue of Nature Communications, entitled “What is and what is not electromagnetically induced transparency in whispering gallery microcavities”.

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Faculty Research News: Generation of non-classical light using quantum circuits

Professor J.T. Shen and Ph.D. student Matthew Bradford have developed a numerical technique to simulate non-classical light in quantum circuits.

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Electricity Storage for Metropolitan Saint Louis

Senior Professor William F. Pickard, P.E. studies energy storage (the Achilles’ heel of renewable energy) and finds its challenges daunting.

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Nehorai’s group works to make energy distribution smarter

Prof. Nehorai and his group have worked to advance the development of smart technologies and efficient energy distribution.

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St. Louis dubbed best startup city in America

A recent Popular Mechanics list of the top startup cities in America ranked St. Louis as #1.

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Alumni & Student News

Alumnus Profile: Robert Kinberg, Partner and Intellectual Property Attorney at Venable LLP

Robert Kinberg (BS EE 1970) practices Intellectual Property law, counsels clients in all aspects of patents, copyrights and trademarks, with a concentration in patent prosecution in diverse electrical and mechanical technologies in the US and foreign countries.

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Alumnus Profile: Stephen G. Kunin, General Counsel at Oblon, McClelland, Maier and Neustadt, L.L.P.

Stephen G. Kunin (BS EE 1970) is a recognized expert in intellectual property law who worked at the US Patent and Trademark Office for nearly 35 years before moving to private practice.

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Alumnus Gaurav Garg named Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year

Mr. Gaurav Garg (BSEE 1988, BSCS 1988, MSEE 1990) was named Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year at the Technology Fast 500.

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Alumnus Profile: Cedric Yu’s Gammapod invention may reduce the need for surgery to treat breast cancer

Cedric Yu (MS EE 1985, DSc EE 1989) started Xcision Medical Systems, LLC to develop the Gammapod treatment system, and was awarded the University of Maryland system Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010.

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Alumnus Profile: Albert Yuk-Keung Ip, Langham Hospitality Investments, Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong and previously Citigroup

Albert Yuk Keung Ip (BS CS & Applied Math 1973) is the Executive Director and CEO of Langham Hospitality Investments and adjunct professor of Lingnan University and City University of Hong Kong. He also sits on many business and university boards as well as serves on a number of committees in government.

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Engineering Students and Faculty Make a Difference in Ethiopia

The Washington University Engineers Without Borders chapter, which renovated an Ethiopian school’s electrical system last year, travelled there this winter and found both evidence of success and room for improvement.

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Rapid Growth in ESE Awarded Degrees

The number of ESE degrees awarded has grown significantly from 54 in 2010 to 154 In 2014, which is now the largest number in the School of Engineering. ESE also awarded more BS degrees (89) and MS degrees (57) than any other engineering department.

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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500