We are pleased to share some highlights of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department over the past year as we strive toward our vision To innovate across the spectrum of physical and digital systems to enrich society and address global challenges.

As a department, we developed a strategic plan where the fundamental discoveries of our research and our students will lead the way to change the world to create a healthier, happier, and more just society.

Some recent examples include advances in climate and sustainability research through new information retrieval techniques, use of artificial intelligence and acoustics to explore the underwater environment, and advances in solar cell technologies and grid integration of solar power (and marking the 50th Anniversary of our Institute for Energy Conversion!). Our faculty have led breakthroughs ranging from the nanoscale to realize photonic integrated circuits that will advance key initiatives central to the CHIPS and Science Act, to the exploration of dark energy and dark matter in space.

We were deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Chase Cotton, our faculty member that led the development of our cybersecurity programs. We are pleased to introduce a new Bachelor’s program in Cybersecurity Engineering, one of the first of its kind that will support the workforce of the future. Our cybersecurity activities have had a broad impact that include advancing financial technologies, and we’re pleased to be expanding these efforts in the new FinTech Building on STAR Campus this summer.

We hope you enjoy hearing about our recent student, staff, and faculty honors and achievements and we welcome you to stay connected with us on our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are in the area, we encourage you to contact us to say hello and engage with our ECE Community!

Jamie Phillips
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering


In memoriam: Chase Cotton

In memoriam: Chase Cotton

Engineering professor remembered for his unique research perspective, student advocacy and mentoring.

Optical Innovations

Optical Innovations

UD Engineering’s Tingyi Gu, fellow researchers are creating state-of-the-art computing devices.