Research and Facilities
Partnership between engineering and med school faculty turns up the dial on radio frequencies
Entering a room called the anechoic chamber, Professor Indira Chatterjee
smiles and points to the hundreds of foam cones that
line the walls and the ceilings...
Faculty in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering participate in a wide variety of research topics related to electronics and biotechnology. Research projects include those in which faculty serve as individual investigators as well as those supported by multi-disciplinary teams from different departments throughout the campus.
Within the department, there is a critical mass of faculty to support large-scale research efforts particularly in two areas: sustainable energy and biomedical engineering.
Within the area of sustainable energy, the department has faculty addressing a number of issues related to distributed power generation. Faculty are addressing issues related to small- and mid-scale power generation (e.g., wind, solar, geothermal) as well as how such energy sources can be incorporated within the existing grid system for power distribution.
Within biomedical engineering there is an emphasis on biosensors, biomedical imaging and studies of the effects of electromagnetic radiation on excitable cells and tissues.
Hands-on experience is one of the most effective ways to learn electrical engineering. The Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering participates in university-wide and College of Engineering computer centers with Internet access as well as local PC systems. Additional lab facilities for study and research include:
- control systems
- image processing
- power and machines
- radio frequency & microwaves
- Electric drives Lab
- electronics and circuits
- computer-aided design
- signal processing
- fiber optics
- antenna anechoic chamber
- biomedical engineering
- environmental sensors
- Electrical Power & Renewable Energy Systems
- More Engineering Labs and Centers