Includes circuit interruption, fault-current limiting, pulsed-power and high-power switching, and power conversion; high-voltage electrical insulation and dielectric materials; space power systems; and motors. Control includes studies and research in power electronics, digital circuit design and instrumentation; real-time control; and systems theory, control theory, switching theory, and digital logic design.
For a detailed description of the courses offered to students specializing in Energy Systems please see the attached worksheet:
A false color image obtained by an EE lab with a streak camera showing the ultra-fast (picosecond) time-resolved photoluminescence of an InGaN/GaN multiple-quantum well. The camera obtains images with a time resolution of 20 ps.>>
IIn a collaboration between an EE group and several other departments, an EE graduate student has demonstrated the ability to trap 2.5um diameter polysterene microspheres in a matrix using a single scanning laser beam.>>
EE faculty are developing nanostructured solar cells that exploit Multiple Exciton Generation (MEG) in nanocrystal quantum dots. The image shows the device structure schematic on the left and the actual micrograph of the fabricated structure. >>
NIH has funded EE faculty researchers to develop novel colorimetric sensors based on a novel holographic interferometry method for producing 1-D, 2-D and 3-D photonic bandgap structures. These structures are being studied for applications in wound healing. >>