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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 & Faculty News

Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering to welcome new professor in August 2014

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


Groundbreaking optical device could enhance computers, lasers

Lan Yang, PhD, the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor of electrical and systems engineering, and her collaborators at Stanford University, Riken (Japan) and Tsinghua University in China have developed an essential component of these new computers that would run on light.


Amazon drones: Technology almost there, insurance and regulation still far off

"From a robotics standpoint, the technology is there,” says Humberto Gonzalez, PhD. “But the reason these aren’t more widespread is that the insurance companies must be on board.”


Bear Cub grants foster entrepreneurship

Jung-Tsung Shen, PhD, assistant professor of electrical and systems engineering, has developed a photonic switch.


Rode Invited to Write Foreword to New Book

Electrical and Systems Engineering faculty member Dr. Daniel Rode was invited to write the foreword for a new book entitled “Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells.”


Washington University in St. Louis named Best Workplace For Commuters

Washington University in St. Louis has been named Best Workplace for Commuters (more than 100 employees) by Citizens for Modern Transit.


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.


Alumni & Student News

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.


Electrical Engineering Ranked High in Average Starting Pay

In an article, posted on USA Today, ranking the top 10 highest paying college majors, Electrical Engineering ranked second to Petroleum engineering in average starting pay.


Systems Engineering Student, Carolyn Arden (BSSSE 2016), leads the Washington University Guatemala Initiative

Carolyn Arden (BSSSE 2016) led a team of several other undergraduate engineering students to volunteer, repairing critical medical equipment, at Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Grace Kuo (BSEE 2014) President of the WUSTL Rube Goldberg Group, Wins in National Competition

Grace Kuo, along with the WUSTL Rube Goldberg Group, won first place and the best single step award at the 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest College Nationals.


Eric Hsu (BSBME, BSEE, BSSSE 2015) Awarded the Goldwater Scholarship

Eric Hsu (BSBME, BSEE, BSSSE 2015) was chosen as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship from a group of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated.


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.


Alumnus Profile: Dr. Chrysanthe Preza of the University of Memphis

Dr. Chrysanthe Preza (D.Sc. EE 1998, advisor: Dr. Snyder) is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis, and the principal investigator of the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory.


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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