We encourage our undergraduate students to participate in research with our faculty. This can be associated with the UB Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities. Moreover, within the department we provide a course, EE499 Independent Student, that will count as a senior technical elective that will enable undergraduate students to work with faculty and receive credit for that course. The details of that course, and the procedure is listed below.
Approval* is required to use EE 499 as a Senior Technical Elective. To be approved, you must complete all of the items on this checklist, including the EE 499 REQUEST FORM. Print and fill out the form. If your advisor approves your plan, return the forms to Dr. Pao-lo Liu for final approval.
Discuss your memo with the faculty member supervising your independent study. Have the faculty member show his or her approval, by signature.
Submit the planning memo to your advisor during the advisement period before the semester in which you plan to register for EE 499.
If your advisor approves your plan, return the forms to the mailbox of Dr. Pao-Lo Liu, Director of Undergraduate Studies, in 332 Bonner Hall for final approval.
*APPROVAL MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE LAST ADD DATE.
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. >>