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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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Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering welcomed new professor in August 2014

Zachary Feinstein joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in August 2014, and serve as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering.

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Ed Richter is promoted to Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Ed Richter was recently promoted to Professor of Practice, starting in December of 2014. As Professor of Practice he will teach more undergraduate courses and continue to collaborate on research projects throughout the university.

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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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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: Top 5 metropolitan area in the country for IT start-up jobs

Local efforts to support startups have helped turn some unexpected places into hotbeds of IT activity, reports CNN Money.

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Electrical and Systems the top two Engineering Jobs in the USA

EngineerJobs.com reports that Electrical and Systems Engineering continue to offer the most engineering opportunities in the USA, based on the number of open job listings.

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Alumni & Student News

Alumnus Moerner wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

W. E. Moerner, PhD, an electrical engineering alumnus, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014, along with two other scientists.

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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: Nathan Judish of the U.S. Department of Justice

Nathan Judish (BSEE, BSSSE, A.B. History, 1989) is Senior Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

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Arnold & Hazel Donald: Always giving back

Systems science and mathematics alumna Hazel Donald is featured in the fall issue of Engineering Momentum.

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David Sehloff (BS EE, BS SSE 2016) Awarded the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship

David Sehloff (BS EE, BS SSE 2016) was chosen as a recipient of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative award.

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Alumnus Profile: Dr. Marija Nikolić of the University of Belgrade

Dr. Marija Nikolić (PhD EE, 2011, advisor: Dr. Nehorai), joined the faculty of the University of Belgrade as an assistant professor at the School of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Nikolić’s current interests are sparse imaging, microwave imaging of breast cancer, and microwave imaging of the brain.

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ESE Alumnus Simmons funds expansion of Jose Valdés Math Institute

Charlie Simmons (BS EE 1970) now funds two-thirds of the 180 students at the Jose Valdés Math Institute in Palo Alto, CA.

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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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Faculty Profile

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

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