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 (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation while also expanding your career options. UVM offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with research, project, or coursework options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented students in the classroom, laboratory, and in research addressing global issues and technological challenges. Opportunities also exist for collaborative research projects with industry partners, national research laboratory, and international collaborators.

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, 2019, 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 handbooks, which outline and describe various graduate program requirements.

EE Graduate Handbook (PDF)

BME Graduate Handbook (PDF)

BioE PhD Handbook (PDF)


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 and @uvm_bme on Twitter to get updates on meeting times, places, and past seminars.