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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 graduation photo of Michelle Falcon Mujica.

Faces of the Pack: Engineering major finds her interests through research opportunities and leadership roles

Michelle Falcon Mujica is active in the electrical engineering and renewable energy programs

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.

What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

"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

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

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