Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Ours is a highly interdisciplinary department. We build on a solid foundation of physical sciences, a broad knowledge of engineering techniques, and an understanding of how technologies can help us to shape the future. Our primary mission is to educate students at all levels.
We offer the breadth of education and depth of training necessary to make our graduates successful in their professional careers. Our faculty members engage in a long-standing tradition of excellent teaching, innovative research, and valuable public service activities; our department staff is devoted to helping students succeed.
Our research programs are varied and receive long-term support from the university, the State of New York, federal agencies, and industry.
We have 460 undergraduate students and 190 graduate students, and have 27 full-time faculty members.
All of our faculty members participate in professional societies. They organize international meetings and provide editorial services to technical journals. Four have been elected as fellows of professional societies, including IEEE, and one adjunct faculty is a member of both the Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Sciences. Several have been featured in magazines, such as Research and Development, for their inventions.
Our department houses some of the most modern equipment for studying nanostructures and femtosecond dynamics.
Highly interdisciplinary by nature, our faculty routinely engage in cooperative ventures with other departments, industry, governmental agencies, and area hospitals. We are involved in multidisciplinary projects in such diverse areas as nanoelectronic devices, single photon detection, radar image processing, biomimetics, and DNA imaging.
We sponsor a cooperative series of seminars in electrical engineering that brings prominent experts to Buffalo from around the country to share their knowledge in diversified fields with engineers and students through tutorial sessions, lectures, and personal interactions.
EE at UB offers a full range of courses: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.E. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. and a Ph.D. program that usually crosses discipline boundaries. We also offer research and application services to manufacturing and service industries and government at many levels.
Welcome to EE!
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. >>