Faculty & Research

The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering has a unique and long tradition of excellence in advancing basic science and solving cutting-edge engineering problems relevant to society.

The second-oldest electrical engineering department in the country, it is dedicated to providing high-quality education and research with a focus on four distinct areas of research: applied physics, devices and circuits, signals and imaging, and systems science. Our faculty, students and staff collaborate across disciplines, creating new knowledge to address some of the world’s most challenging problems. 

Strong Mentorship

We build skills under the leadership of world-renowned investigators.

Research Training

We ensure trainees have the skills they'll need to become leaders in the field.

Flexible Curriculum

We balance fundamental theoretical concepts with real-world applications.

Award-winning Faculty

Our active group of faculty enhance their fields with new discoveries. 

Inside the research

Assistant Professor Mark Lawrence’s research group is harnessing breakthroughs in nanoscale engineering to push the limits of light-based technologies, targeting applications ranging from all-optical computing and quantum communication to metrology and biosensing.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Our core facilities are full-service centers that provide the most advanced technology to support basic and translational research. 

Since 2000, more than $275 million has been invested in new and renovated engineering space. 

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