Welcome to the UNL Department of Electrical Engineering.
The EE Department has more than 25 faculty involved in research related to electronic materials, nano-technology, optical systems, communications, biomedical applications, signal processing, microelectronics design, energy systems, and electromagnetics.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research activities, and have opportunities to travel and present their research results. Graduate students are also strongly supported by the department concerning travel and participation in technical conferences and workshops.
The B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering
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GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
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Qiao earns NSF funding for optimizing wind energy systems
Wei Qiao, UNL’s Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, received a three-year, $359,852 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on Cognitive Prediction-Enabled Online Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Wind Energy Systems. His team’s work will focus on the use of time and frequency domain data mining methods to effectively extract the features of faults in a wind turbine from the signals acquired from the wind turbine condition monitoring system; and study the use of artificial neural networks and machine learning for intelligently diagnosing and predicting the faults and lifetime, while quantitatively evaluating the physical condition, of the wind turbine using the extracted fault features.
Steve Parkison, a junior electrical engineering major at UNL, was chosen to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. Each year, about 300 college sophomores and juniors--aspiring scientists, mathematicians and engineers--receive this honor nationwide, with awards up to $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Parkison has conducted research in UNL's Mobile Communication and Coding Lab.
UNL Electrical Engineering graduate student Taesic Kim won first prize in the 2013 IEEE Industrial Applications Society’s Graduate Student Thesis Contest. Kim’s thesis is titled A Hybrid Battery Model Capable of Capturing Dynamic Circuit Characteristics and Nonlinear Capacity Effects and his adviser is Wei Qiao, Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Kim received a monetary prize and was invited to present his research at the IAS Annual Meeting in October in Orlando, Fla.
- Electrical Engineering awards honors, cash prizes for grad student research
- UNL MRSEC paper, in collaboration with work by EE's Mathias Schubert and team, published in physics journals
- Xiong and UNL EE team published in Nature journal, Light Science & Applications
- Qiao earns best paper honor from IEE's IAS
- Woollam wins APS Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
- Colon gains prestigious UNL graduate award
- Lu is Laser Institute of America 2013 president-elect
- UNL EE grad students recognized in Smarter Planet challenge
- The Departments of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Electrical Engineering are seeking applicants for two positions in the general area of materials for energy, particularly nanoscale materials. SEE JOB DESCRIPTION >>