Electrical Engineering Research

Baylor electrical engineering (EE) researchers both at the BRIC and on-campus are at work on projects with high-potential for both marketability and scientific advancement, including:

  • Non-invasive, painless blood glucose analysis using wideband electrical signals to sense the electrical properties of the tissues beneath the skin
  • Microwave applied metrology that uses low-level microwave signals and ultra-wideband pulses of energy to measure the properties of materials in biomedical and industrial settings
  • Highly efficient energy conversion technologies and energy renewal conversion systems for smart-grid electrical power distribution systems
  • Application of time scale theory to improve bandwidth resource allocation in distributed control networks

Equipped with a powerful scanning electron microscope and an array of other instrumentation and resources, other EE researchers are at work in the fields of advanced avionics, real-time data acquisition, circuit board prototyping, wireless communications, neural network architectures, swarm intelligence, photonics and optical communications networks.

Materials Research

Researchers in the BRIC's Advanced Composite Technology (ACT) laboratory are at the forefront of research and development in these amazing, high strength-to-weight materials. With composites already commonplace in everything from skateboards to spacecraft, Baylor's ACT research has a near-limitless potential for application.

This nexus of ACT expertise has drawn recognition from such highly selective research agencies as NASA and the Air Force Research Labs which, in addition to leading technology companies, have tapped Baylor researchers to lead and conduct composite research in their behalf.