Welcome from the Chair

Packard LabWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. Browse our website and learn of the vitality of our educational and research programs, which rank among the strongest in the nation, and of our distinguished faculty who are dedicated to providing a first-rate educational experience to our students.

You will learn of the breadth and depth of our curriculum, which offers up-to-date course offerings, opportunities for hands-on experiential learning, and a forward-looking educational environment. Electrical and computer engineering is a broad and dynamic field. At Lehigh, ECE includes circuits and systems, solid-state electronics, integrated circuit design, nanotechnology, electromagnetics, optical technologies, communications, signal processing, control, bioelectronics, and computer architecture and hardware. Our undergraduate programs stress fundamentals and creative problem-solving skills, introduce students to newly emerging technologies and their applications, and prepare them for the challenges of careers in a rapidly evolving field. Our department is relatively small, with an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of less than 7 to 1, permitting close interaction between the faculty and students at all levels.

Chair's PictureOur faculty strives to be at the frontiers of research in their fields, with many distinguished for their cutting-edge research contributions. Two of our faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering, six Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, three of the Optical Society of America, and one of the Institute of Physics (UK). Our primary strength is in integrative, cross-disciplinary research involving strong interactions between electrical and computer engineering and other engineering disciplines, the physical sciences, and biological science. ECE faculty provide leadership to major research centers on campus such as the Center for Optical Technologies, the Sherman Fairchild Center for Solid-State Studies, Center of Excellence in Wireless Communication and Networking, and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. We encourage you to browse individual faculty pages, and discover graduate and undergraduate students engaged in discovery on challenging research projects.

Industry actively recruits Lehigh ECE graduates for their skills and leadership, and seeks collaboration with ECE researchers. Such interactions are important for us to maintain the vitality of our graduate research programs and advance our state-of-the-art undergraduate laboratories.

Fil Bartoli, Professor and Chair