All of our faculty members have doctoral degrees from major research universities. They develop and sustain high-quality research programs and make every effort to involve students in their research as much as possible. Many of our faculty members have national and international visibility in their respective fields of expertise. Our faculty members have obtained prestigious research grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, and from high-tech industries. In addition, there are two research centers in the Department.
In Spring 2020, Dr. Arash Komaee received the prestigious NSF CAREER award for his research in the design, optimization, and feedback control. He proposes revolutionary research in the development of non-contact manipulators with medical, biomedical and nanotechnology applications. For more details, see NSF CAREER Award to Dr. Komaee.
The Consortium for Embedded Systems was approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in 2022 at Southern Illinois University. The purpose of CES is to advance the field of embedded systems (hardware, software, and architectures) to new levels, often with advances in artificial intelligence, and serve the needs of its industry members that share advancements in application domains that include aerospace, automotive, microelectronics, and the modern power grid. The priorities of current member companies center around energy-efficient, fast, reliable, safe, and sustainable solutions.
NSF approved the NSF IUCRC for Intelligent, Distributed Embedded Applications and Systems (IDEAS) in March 2023. The participating Universities include Arizona State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and University of Southern California.
The NSF IUCRC for Embedded Systems expired in March of 2023.
The Power Research Program expired in March 2020.