Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Latest News

Jim BreakallJim Breakall, professor of electrical engineering, was recently highlighted as the featured engineer on the EEWEB magazine website.
Read the article on Breakall here.

Mohsen KavehradMohsen Kavehrad, W. L. Weiss Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been invited to join the China Visible Light Communications Alliance (C-VLC) panel of world experts. He was cited for his contributions and expertise in visible light communications (VLC).
Read the entire Kavehrad article here.

Aylin YenerThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, an IEEE fellow. Yener was cited for contributions to wireless communication theory and wireless information security.

Zhiwen Liu, professor of electrical engineering, and Perry Edwards, who earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at Penn State are feature in a Penn State news article here. The pair formed Atoptix LLC which has been selected as a finalist in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. As part of the final round competition, there is a crowd voting which accounts 10% of the final score. Please vote for our colleagues here by Oct. 30:

Nominations Now Being Accepted! For our Early Career Recognition Alumni Award. This award was developed to recognize and honor outstanding Penn State electrical engineering alumni at the outset of their career. Nomination forms can be found here:

NEW! The Department of Electrical Engineering is offering a one-year M.S. program beginning in Fall 2015. A link to more specific information is located to the right. Application deadline is December 15!

Theresa MayerDr. Theresa Mayer, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, will assume the role of Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Engineering effective October 15, 2014. Read comments from Dean Elnashi about Mayer's appointment here.


One-year M.S. Program
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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes November 24-28

Distinguished Lecture Speaker: Mahbub Hoque
December 4

Last day of classes
Dec. 12

Finals Week
Dec. 15-19

For details on these events, please go the events page.

Raj Mittra Distinguished Lecture Series

December 4, Dr. Mahbub Hoque
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