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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 330 undergraduate students, 220 master's students, 50 doctoral students, and 14 full-time faculty.

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ESE faculty publish in premier scientific journals

Our faculty conduct research in the boundaries between science and engineering and publish in Science, Nature, and other premier journals.

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Four ESE faculty awarded I-CARES awards in renewable energy and sustainability

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) recently selected recipients of its 2016 Call for Proposals.

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Gonzalez team with other engineers to improve wireless network technology

​​Dr. Gonzalez along with a team of engineers will work to solve the problem in industrial applications with a three-year grant from NSF by approaching the communication from both ends of the spectrum — the controller and the network.

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Yang's group found a way to give photons their marching orders

Dr. Lan Yang's group controlled the energy state in an optical field to make photons travel in a consistent mode.

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Ching and Raman team up to study sensory networks in the brain

Drs. ShiNung Ching and Barani Raman are bringing together their expertise on brain networks to take a closer look at how the various networks in the brain operate.

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Yang's group discovers a novel route to encode chaos on light

Dr. Lan Yang's research shows stochastic resonance, chaos transfer in an optomechanical microresonator published in Nature Photonics.

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Nehorai creates mathematical model of uterine contractions

Dr. Arye Nehorai and collaborators have developed a multiscale model of the electrical activities in the uterus that causes contractions and may aid in predicting preterm birth.

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Li publishes research that may provide clues on mitigatiing jet lag

Dr. Jr-Shin Li's study sheds light on patterns behind brain, heart systems, circadian rhythms.

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Alumni & Student News

New course ESE 205 provides hands-on engineering design

Undergraduate engineering students get their wishes fulfilled in ESE205, through hands-on experience by solving design problems at their own pace.

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ESE student David Sehloff awarded NSF fellowship

David Sehloff (BSEE, BSSSE 2016) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

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ESE dual-degree student John Emmons awarded NSF fellowship

John Emmons (BSEE, BSCOE, MSCS 2016) has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship.

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Alumnus Profile: Mr. Lee Wilbur, Executive Vice President, Booze Allen Hamilton

Mr. Lee Wilbur (BS SSE 1984) leads the Booze Allen Engineering Services (BES) subsidiary and the associated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) team.

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Alumnus Profile: Dr. Thomas Moore, Director at Bausch & Lomb

Dr. Thomas Moore (MS EE, 1983) is now Director, Product Development - Surgical Equipment at Bausch & Lomb, greater St. Louis area.

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Alumnus Profile: Mr. Jamal Hameedi has 'perfect job' at Ford

"We’re creating a car that’s not only beautiful, but one that has to perform as well. That process – seeing something go from an idea, to something an assembly plant makes day in and day out – is extremely rewarding."

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Alumna Profile: Dr. Anna Patterson, Director of Research for Google, Inc.

“There’s market risk in doing something like Cuil, and that’s what we took.”

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Alumnus Profile: Mr. John Schott, President and Owner of Epic Systems, Inc.

Mr. John Schott (BS EE 1980) started Epic Systems Inc. 20 years ago,  now worth 20 million dollars.

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Faculty Profile

Heinz Schaettler
Heinz Schaettler
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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

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