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

"As Fellow of the IEEE, Andy brought recognition to his department and to the University."

Electrical engineering faculty honored for two decades of editorial service

Andrzej Trzynadlowski has been at the University since 1987

An outdoor shot of Scrugham Engineering and Mining building.

Electrical and biomedical engineering faculty publish books

The publications reflect advancements in the engineering field

Three students looking at a computer while doing research in the lab.

Treatment tailored for individuals with brain tumors is being investigated by engineering faculty

Dr. Bahram Parvin, professor of biomedical engineering, also allows for student research opportunities for students in his lab


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