College of EngineeringElectrical and Computer EngineeringElectrical and Computer Engineering Research

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research

The Auburn University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been heavily involved in research for approximately five decades. This research has supported numerous government agencies: for example, entities within the U. S. Department of Defense, such as the Army, Navy, Air Force and DARPA have been supported as well as NIH, NSF, DOE, USDA and Sandia National Laboratories. The faculty of the department has also provided research support to a host of industries, such as Diamler/Chrysler, IBM, Motorola, Northrup/Grumman, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Southern Company, Texas Instruments and the Whirlpool Corporation. Some of the department's laboratories have also provided needed and up-to-date technology to numerous companies within the state of Alabama, some of which were in their startup mode.

The department is also home to three of the College of Engineering's research centers: the Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center (AMNSTC), the Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE) and the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center (WEREC). The faculty continually track the new and advancing technology and adjust their programs to meet these ever-changing needs. At present, the research focus areas being addressed by the faculty are communication networks, electric power engineering, electronic packaging, embedded systems, high-performance computing, information security, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), mine detection, nanotechnology, signal processing, silicon-germanium electronics, smart antennas, telecommunications, transceiver design and very large scale integration (VLSI) design and test.

Recent Research News

Matthew Kirchner, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Sean Bowerfind prepare a radio-controlled helicopter for testing.
Assistant professor earns $307K grant from Office of Naval Research
Matthew Kirchner's collaborative project is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
6/27/24 1:10 PM
man types on an advanced manufacturing machine
Auburn expands support for advanced manufacturing
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will create an Analytical, Innovation and Manufacturing Laboratory to specifically foster workforce development, interdisciplinary collaboration and industry-relevant research and innovation aimed broadly at advanced manufacturing.
6/11/24 9:00 AM
David, who joined the Auburn faculty in 2012, has served as an assistant professor, associate professor and was recently promoted to the rank of full professor.
David named associate dean for research
Allan David has been named associate dean for research for Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Dean Mario Eden.
5/29/24 7:45 AM
Dean Mario Eden (left) meets with Adm. Christopher W. Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a tour of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence inside Auburn University's Gavin Engineering Research Lab.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tours Auburn Engineering
Adm. Christopher W. Grady, who as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, toured prominent Auburn University engineering research centers in advance of his Friday address at Auburn's NROTC commissioning ceremony, at which he will serve as commissioning officer.
5/3/24 2:30 PM
Masoud Mahjouri-Samani, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, works with graduate student Aarsh Patel.
Professor to study microgravitational printing via parabolic flights
Masoud Mahjouri-Samani's project, In Space Dry Printing Electronics and Semiconductor Devices, recently received a $870,000 grant from NASA to pursue new manufacturing frontiers.
5/1/24 7:52 AM