About Us

Pouring light

About the Department

Academic faculty: 17

Undergraduate students: 333

Graduate students:

  • Master's degree: 10
  • Ph.D.: 23

Our department dates back to 1906, when the field of electrical engineering was just starting to develop. From telegraphs over 100 years ago to smart grid and electromagnetic research today, the department has evolved to stay on the cutting-edge of new technologies in electrical engineering.

In 2006, to better reflect our evolving interests and areas of expertise, we became the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.

Today, we focus our research in three broad areas:

  1. Biomedical engineering and biosensors
  2. Electromagnetics and imaging
  3. Sustainable energy and smart grid

Given the broad nature of the electrical engineering field, we focus on training our students to apply electrical engineering principles and solutions to problems in fields ranging from energy to communications to health care.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide our students with an education in electrical and biomedical engineering that includes the program objectives of depth, breadth and professionalism.

We aspire to instill in them the attitudes, values and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers.

Through research, scholarship and outreach, the EBME department strives to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the state of Nevada, the nation and beyond.