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

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Innovation Day website showcases engineering projects

See students present short videos of their inventions on the Innovation Day website, online today.

Head shot of Assistant Professor Hao Xu

Breaking the ‘curse of dimensionality’ will take math, not magic

Engineering professor Hao Xu gets CAREER grant to enhance large-scale computerized systems.

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College of Engineering ranked among best graduate programs

U.S. News 2023 Best Engineering Schools Rankings include multiple College of Engineering programs.


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. Visit the IEEE Northern Nevada Section for more information. 

Section contact information

IEEE Officers
Position Name Email
Chair Mohammed Ben-Idris mbenidris@unr.edu
Vice Chair Francesco Carobolante mcarobolante@ieee.org
Secretary Feng Yan fyan@unr.edu
Treasurer Hao Xu haoxu@unr.edu
Awards & Recognition Bidemi Awogbemi bidemsy@yahoo.com
Educational Activities Hanif Livani hlivani@unr.edu
Industry Relations Coordinator Brian Augdahl baugdahl@amps2.com
Membership Development Poria Fajri pfajri@unr.edu
Professional Activities Jose Gutierrez

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