Nanotechnology research explores new materials and techniques for developing ultra-small electronic and photonic components of high performance. This discipline crosses conventional scientific boundaries to merge electrical engineering with materials science, mechanical engineering, applied physics, and biology in its quest for devices and systems with new functionality. Current projects include research on compound semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, graphene and 2-D, beyond graphene nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, photovoltaics, spintronics and manipulation of DNA and biomolecules.

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Number Title Prerequisites
ECE 304 Photonic Devices
ECE 340 Semiconductor Devices Credit in ECE 210
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 329
ECE 441 Physics and Modeling of Semiconductor Devices Credit in ECE 340 Website
ECE 444 IC Device Theory & Fabrication Credit in ECE 340 Website
ECE 455 Optical Electronics Credit in ECE 350 or PHYS 436 Website
ECE 465 Optical Communication System Credit in ECE 313 or STAT 410
Credit in ECE 350
ECE 466 Optical Communication Lab Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 465
ECE 481 Nanotechnology Credit in CHBE 457 or CHEM 442 or ME 485 or MSE 401 or PHYS 460 Website
ECE 484 Principles of Advanced Microelectronic Processing Credit in ECE 444 Website
ECE 485 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Devices and Systems Senior Standing Website
ECE 487 Introduction to Quantum Electronics Credit in PHYS 485
ECE 488 Compound Semiconductors and Devices Credit in ECE 340
Credit in ECE 350
ECE 495 Photonic Device Laboratory
ECE 510 Micro and Nanolithography Credit in ECE 444 or ECE 460 or MSE 462 or NPRE 429 or PHYS 402 Website
ECE 523 Gaseous Electronics and Plasmas Credit in ECE 452
Credit in PHYS 485
ECE 532 Compound Semiconductors and Diode Lasers Credit in ECE 440
Credit in PHYS 486
ECE 535 Theory of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices Website
ECE 536 Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics Credit in ECE 455 or ECE 487 or PHYS 486 Website
ECE 539 Advanced Theory of Semiconductors & Devices Credit in ECE 535
ECE 565 Energy Dissipation Electronics Credit in ECE 441
ECE 572 Quantum Optoelectronics