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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.


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.


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.


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.


Feinstein Studied the Economics of Star Wars

Dr. Zachary Feinstein applied research on systemic risk to a new case study on the financial situation in the Star Wars galaxy following the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.


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.


Lew Won Optics & Photonics News’ 2015 Photo Contest

Dr. Matthew Lew's photo accompanies a study on correcting the aberrations of 3D super-resolution nanoscopes.


Ching to Develop New Engineering Methods to Study the Dynamics of Brain Networks

Dr. ShiNung Ching is developing new engineering theory for analyzing and controlling networks in the brain. His research will be supported by a new grant from the National Science Foundation.


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.


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.


ESE Student David Sehloff Awarded NSF Fellowship

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


Alumnus Profile: Dr. Daniel R. Fuhrmann, Professor and Chair, Michigan Tech ECE Department

Dr. Daniel R. Fuhrmann (BSEE 1979) is the Dave House Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.


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.


Alumnus Profile: Mr. Alex Gray, Senior Vice President, Juniper Networks

Mr. Alex Gray (BSEE 1979, MSEE 1981) leads the Customer Services and Support organization at Juniper Networks.


Alumnus advises Congress on US human spaceflight program

Alumnus Dr. John C. Sommerer (BS, MS SSM 1979) recently testified before Congress on the lack of progress NASA is making toward sending humans to Mars.


Alumnus News: Dr. Sen Receives the 2016 Sidney D. Drell Academic Award

Dr. Satyabrata Sen (PhD EE 2010) was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Sidney D. Drell Academic Award by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).


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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