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Graduate Positions in the ECE Department
of the University of Delaware

The ECE Department at the University of Delaware is seeking MS and Ph.D. students to join the graduate program starting Fall 2021. Our more than 100 doctoral students specialize in research areas that include semiconductor device fabrication, nano electronics and photonics, RF engineering, embedded systems and integrated circuits, hardware and software design, smart grid and energy systems, machine learning and large-scale data analysis, cybersecurity, high performance computing, signal processing and imaging systems, and communication systems. Financial support for the Ph.D. program, and for strong MS students, is available in the form of Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships, all of them providing competitive stipends, full tuition waiver and subsidized health insurance.

Exceptional applicants are encouraged to apply for one of our six “First Year Departmental Scholarships” for doctoral students. Students awarded these Scholarships will be fully supported in their first academic year. The ECE Department will provide full support during their first semester, so that they are able to explore different research groups. Following the first year, doctoral students are typically supported through research or teaching assistant positions. At the end of the first semester, first year scholars will choose a doctoral advisor, who will fund them as Research Assistants during the second semester. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or equivalent, is required. Applications should be received by January 31, 2021 for full consideration. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

ECE by the Numbers

25+ faculty
400+ undergrads
250+ grad students
75 Cyber Degree Students

Faculty Spotlight: Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan, joins UD as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective September 1, 2020.

“Jamie is an outstanding scholar as well as a change agent who comes to us from one of the nation’s top electrical engineering departments,” said Levi Thompson, Dean of the College of Engineering. “He joins us at a perfect time as we aim to grow for impact.”

Department News

Honor in Solar Energy

Honor in Solar Energy

Electrical and computer engineering graduate student recognized for contributions to photovoltaics.

Upcoming Events

Spectrum Scholars

UD’s new Spectrum Scholars program promotes a welcoming environment for undergraduate students with autism at UD that enhances their ability to thrive in academic environments and campus life. In collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and administered by the University’s Center for Disabilities Studies, undergraduate students with autism receive comprehensive coaching and career development opportunities during their undergraduate experience as they work toward a successful career.

2020 Department Magazine

2020 ECE Magazine

Our department’s annual magazine highlights the latest research breakthroughs, accomplishments, and news about our academic programs. Read Issue


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