About

About the department

Our department dates back to 1906, when the field of electrical engineering was just beginning. From telegraphs over 100 years ago to smart grid and biosensor research today, we 're on the cutting-edge of new technologies in engineering.

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.

Electrical & biomedical engineering news

A photo of the outside of Scrugham Mining and Engineering building.

CAREER awards presented to three College of Engineering faculty

These prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation benefit research opportunities for new faculty

Two students presenting a project.

Hard work and dedication pays off for seniors during Engineering Innovation Day

The open showcase features a wide variety of projects

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace

New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings

University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education

IEEE

IEEE, or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

The Northern Nevada Section of IEEE is part of Central Area of Region 6.

Section contact information

IEEE Officers
Position Name Email
Chair Mohammed Ben-Idris mbenidris@unr.edu
Vice Chair Mehmet H. Gunes mgunes@unr.edu
Treasurer Konstantinos Alexis kalexis@unr.edu
Secretary Feng Yan fyan@unr.edu
Educational Activities Hanif Livani hlivani@unr.edu