Electrical engineering lab research

Nicholai L'Esperance and Dr. Tian Xia

From the power grid to smartphones, electrical engineers design the technologies that make modern life possible.

The Electrical Engineering program at the University of Vermont (UVM) offers programs of study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. The electrical engineering program is at the forefront of research in the areas of digital signal processing, control systems, power and energy systems, wireless communications, and electronic circuit and system design and testing. Our rigorous and focused program offers competitive funding and prepares graduate students for a career in research and technical leadership. Graduate students can contribute to interdisciplinary research within a broad range of applications, including power/energy, biomedical, aerospace, and transportation. In addition, the EE program partners with other academic units to offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering.

Previous Opportunities for CEMS Students

The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding opportunities are available for top students interested in pursuing research, including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA’s) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA’s). We normally receive many more applications than we are able to accept and fund; therefore, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application by February 1, 2022, to obtain full consideration for fall admission and funding.

We look forward to welcoming you to UVM as a member of our outstanding graduate program of dedicated faculty and staff and highly motivated students.

We are always looking for highly motivated and creative graduate students for fully-funded Ph.D. openings. Individuals with an M.S. degree are preferred.

University Graduate Funding

M.S./Ph.D. Program & Requirements

If you are a current or prospective graduate student, please see the handbook, which outlines and describes the graduate program requirements.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Handbook


Faculty Research Expertise

Please see the list below of our primary areas of research. Click the faculty member's link for more information about our work in each area.

Energy and Power Systems

Faculty: Mads Almassalkhi and Paul Hines

Signal Processing, Communications, and Control Systems

Faculty: Josh Bongard, Luis Duffaut EspinosaJeff Frolik, and Hamid Ossareh

Materials and Devices

Faculty: Tian Xia


Graduate Student Groups

Electrical engineering graduate student groups

The EBE Graduate students meet regularly as a group during our weekly EBE Graduate Seminar. Follow @uvm_ee on Twitter to get updates on meeting times, places, and past seminars.