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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 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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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