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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, 100 master's students, 45 doctoral students, 12 full-time faculty and 3 faculty members in phased retirement (half-time employment).

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Department & Faculty News

Faculty Opening in Electrical and Systems Engineering

We invite strong applications for a faculty position for fall 2014. Candidates should have a doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research or related fields.


Energy efficiency analysis goes high-tech in I-CARES

Nehorai will lead a team of researchers who will develop high-tech automation systems for energy-efficient buildings


Nehorai quoted in the New York Times

Arye Nehorai, PhD, explains why AM radio station KMOX 1120, which broadcasts St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, can be heard in more than 40 states and in some cases, around the world.


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.”


Shen receives CAREER award from NSF

Jung-Tsung Shen, PhD, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.


Ching receives award from Burroughs-Wellcome Fund

ShiNung Ching, PhD, has won a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund


2012 Hottest Scientific Researchers

Four Genome Institute scientists at Washington University were named the Hottest Scientific Researchers of 2012 by ScienceWatch.


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

Student Feature: Lauren Steimle (BSSSE 2014)

Lauren Steimle (BSSSE 2014) has excelled on and off the field, having been a part of three consecutive NCAA Women’s Soccer Elite 8 finishing teams and named, twice, to the Capital One First-Team Academic All-District.


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.


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.


Rapid growth of ESE undergraduate enrollment

The total number of undergraduate students in ESE has more than tripled from 81 in 2008 to 273 in 2013.


Gaurav Garg honored with 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

Gaurav Garg (BSEE, 1988, BSCS, 1988, MSEE, 1990) is with Wing Venture Partners, as a Founding Partner, and Alpha Venturi, as a Co-Founder.


Rüdiger Urbanke to be awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

Dr. Rüdiger Urbanke (PhD EE 1995) will be awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal at the 2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony.


Alumna Professor Jennifer Dionne Named Winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

President Barrack Obama named Dr. Jennifer Dionne (BSSSE 2003) as a recipient of the Presidential early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Washington University Alumnus, Dr. Santanu Das, to be awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Santanu Das (D.Sc. EE 1973) will be awarded the Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


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