Research in power electronics includes high-frequency power conversion, dc-dc and resonant converters, electronic ballasts, radio transmitters, and semiconductor power devices. Research in the microwave area includes computational electromangetics, MMICs, electronic packages, planar antennas for wireless, RF/mixed signal, and evanescent microwave microscopy. Research in VLSI is based on research demand targeted to a variety of nanotechnologies (CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, GaAs), digital and mixed-signal IC and SoC, VLSI testing, fault tolerance, FPGAs based systems, and analog IC for signal processing (high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, RF circuits). Research in nanotechnology includes ferromanetic materials for RF tunerable devices, Si/SiGe for high speed transistor, and Porous silicon fuel cells for portable electronics.

Focus Area Chair: Dr. Marty Emmert, Department of Electrical Engineering