EECS researchers investigate electromagnetic phenomena-as described by Maxwell's theory-including radiation, propagation, and scattering. They develop mathematical tools to analyze and evaluate electromagnetic solutions to practical electrical engineering devices, systems, and problems. EECS research in Applied Electromagnetics encompasses communications and sensing.

Applied Electromagnetics

EECS Professor Ron Hui has more than 16 U.S. patents for his innovations in biosensors, photonic devices, and optical communication systems.

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3024 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis
Kenneth Demarest
3028 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Antennas and Lightwave Systems
Shima Fardad
Assistant Professor
Eaton 3022

Primary Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions in soft-matter systsems
  • Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy Techniques
Rongqing Hui
3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems
James Stiles
3032 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

All aspects of electromagnetic sensing, including:

  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Radar Remote Sensing
  • Applications Estimation Theory in electromagnetic sensing
  • Applications of Marginal Fisher's Information in sensor Design
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
  • Wave Propagation and Scattering 

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Associated Facilities

  • Optical spectrum analyzer
  • 50GHz microwave network analyzer
  • 40GHz digital oscilloscope
  • Tunable laser sources and optical filters
  • 40Gb/s and 12 Gb/s BERTs
  • Electro-optic modulators, WDM multiplexers, demultiplexers
  • High-speed photodetectors
  • Commercial WDM systems
  • High-speed digital T/R rooftop antenna
  • 360 km of fiber installed for systems-level testing
  • DSP rapid prototyping system
  • Circuit board fabrication facility
  • Logic analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Variety of DSP and EM design tools

Program Objectives

  • Provide a firm understanding of electromagnetic phenomena—as described by Maxwell’s theory—including radiation, propagation, and scattering.
  • Provide the mathematical tools required to analyze and evaluate electromagnetic solutions to practical electrical engineering devices, systems, and problems.
  • Provide a rich understanding of how electromagnetic phenomenon is applied to create engineering solutions for problems such as communications, computation, and sensing.

Core Coursework (MS)

Elective Coursework (MS)

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