Welcome to the Electrical Engineering Department!
The field of electrical engineering covers the design, construction, testing, and operation of electrical components, circuits, and systems. Electrical engineers work with information representation and transmission; advancing integrated circuit design for digital, analog, and mixed systems; new devices and architectures; energy systems and renewable energy; nanotechnology; and all the areas of information, circuits, and systems that have traditionally supported these efforts. This includes all phases of the digital or analog transmission of information, such as in mobile communications and networks, radio, television, telephone systems, fiber optics, and satellite communcations, as well as control and robotics, electric power, information processing, and storage.
Electrical Engineering Recent News
Seminar - The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Michael Thorburn, Head ALMA Department of Engineering
May 22nd, 2013
Weigand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Presentation and Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Dinner and Conversation: 7:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
New graduate courses will be offered this Spring 2013
ELEN 238 – Model Predictive Control (cross-listed with MECH 318) (2 units)
State-space model, linear and nonlinear plant, prediction, stability, optimal control, optimal estimation, measurable and un-measurable disturbance, MPC formulation and design. Prerequisites: ELEN 130/230 or MECH 142 or equivalent.
Friday 7:10-9:00 a.m.
ELEN 249 – Topics in Communication: Communication Systems Modeling Using Simulink (2 units)
Principles of operation and implementation of modern digital communication modulation and synchronization using Simulink. Topics include M-ary PAM and QAM, PLL, and carrier and timing recovery. Prerequisites: ELEN 243 and ELEN 233
Wednesday 5:10-7:00 p.m.
ELEN 289 – Topics in Energy Systems: Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics (2 units)
This course focuses on photovoltaic solar cells using nanotechnology. The contents of the course include introduction to solar cell device physics, technologies and applications, Photovoltaic device physics on the nanoscale, various types of solar cells using nanotechnology such as organic, quantum wells, nanowires & nanotubes and quantum dots. Luminescent solar concentrators will also be discussed. Prerequisites: ELEN 282 and ELEN 284
Tuesday 5:10-7:00 p.m.
ELEN 379 - Topics in Micro/Nanoelectronics - Characterization Techniques for Electronic, Photovoltaic, and Nano Materials (2 units)
Interactions of electrons, ions and photons with bulk and nano-phase materials and interpretation of the signals to gain insights into materials properties. Contact and non-contact probes of electrical conduction, carrier recombination and leakage current in semiconductor materials. Choice and use of complementary analytical methods for efficient problem solving. Course will include a field trip to a local analytical lab and conclude with student presentations of the use of materials characterization methods for solution of a particular question related to IC and PV device materials. Prerequisite: ENGR 260 or equivalent.
Monday 5:10-7:00 p.m.
MW 5:10-7:00pm; Summer Session III: Aug 6-Sept 7, Finals Sept 10-11
Congratulations to our 2012 Electrical Engineering Graduates
Santa Clara University student engineers took top honors April 23 in the US Environmental Protection Agency's P3 Award competition, a national student design competition for sustainability focusing on people, prosperity and the planet...
SCU Wheels Out First Hybrid
Meet the University's very first SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Formula Hybrid—an open-wheel, single-seat, plug-in hybrid-electric racecar.
First Women's Workshop
The First Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing
Banff International Research Station
July 13-15, 2012
University Press Releases
Congratulations to our 2011 Electrical Engineering graduates
Professor Drago Siljak recipient of the prestigious Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award
The award was presented by the American Automatic Control Council. Given to honer distinguished career contributions to the theory or application of automatic control, the Bellman Award is the highest recognition of professional achievement for US control systems engineers and scientists. Drago is recognized "for fundamental contributions to the theory of large-scale systems, decentralized control, and parametric approach to robust stability."
The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) is the national association of the control systems division of eight member societies: America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, America Institute of Chemical Engineers, Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, and Society for Computer Simulation. The award ceremony will take place July 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Congratulations, Drago, on this wonderful recognition; it is well-deserved!