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.
The Center for Embedded Systems, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Center, is a nationally recognized center for research and development in the emerging area of embedded computing system technologies with many participating industries in the areas of microelectronics, defense and aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing.
The Power Research Program facilitates development projects in the area of power systems, power electronics, smart grid, and the internet of things.