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Electrical and Computer Engineering


Lehigh's electrical and computer engineering department boasts innovative, cross-disciplinary research in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, optical technologies and integrated circuit design, among others. Students at all levels partner with their peers and faculty on the latest emerging technologies. They also have access to incredible facilities and leading research institutes including the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Electrical engineers from Lehigh design operating room equipment; control airplanes; missiles, and satellites; create faster ways for computers and individuals to communicate; make vehicles faster and safer; and create and control new renewable sources of energy. They use nanoelectronics, tiny computer chips and photonic devices to harness clean, alternative sources of energy, create biomedical instrumentation that saves lives, and develop sensor networks that protect the environment and improve quality of life. They provide the technological leadership to solve tomorrow's societal problems.

Computer engineers from Lehigh design individual microprocessors, personal computers, supercomputers, biomedical devices, automobile control systems and industrial robotics. They work in areas like circuit design, embedded systems, communications and networking. They solve technologically challenging problems using their critical thinking skills, specialized knowledge of computer engineering and fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles.

Degrees Offered

• B.S.  |  M. Eng, M.S., Ph.D.: Computer Engineering
• B.S.  |  M. Eng, M.S., Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering
• M.S.: Photonics
• M.S.: Wireless Communications and Network Engineering
M.Eng: Energy Systems Engineering (Professional Master's)

Research Focus Areas

• Biotechnology and sensors
• Communications and signal processing
• Computer engineering
• Nano/microelectronics and MEMs
• Photonics and display technologies

Affiliated Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes

• Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
• Laboratory of Networking Group
• Pattern Recognition Research Lab
• Signal Process and Communications Research Lab
• Wireless Infrastructure and Network Security Lab