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 and national research laboratories.

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.

Note that we currently have fully-funded Ph.D. openings for U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in the future of power and energy systems: the Smart Grid. Apply here! Individuals with M.S. degrees 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 EE graduate program requirements.

EE Graduate 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 Electromagnetics

Faculty: Mads Almassalkhi, Paul Hines, and Kurt Oughstun

Signal Processing, Communications and Control Systems

Faculty: Josh Bongard, Mary Dunlop, Jeff Frolik, and Hamid Ossareh

Materials and Devices

Faculty: Walter Varhue and Tian Xia


Graduate Student Groups

Electrical engineering graduate student groups

The EE Graduate students meet regularly during our EE Graduate Seminar. Follow @uvm_ee on Twitter to get an update on meeting times and places.