Chairman's Message



  Ravi Gorur, Ph.D.

  Professor and Chair
  Office: ENG 272
  Phone: (256) 824-6316




Engineers solve real-life problems. Human civilization has continuously sought to find more efficient solutions, consequently engineering is a profession always in demand. Today it is commonplace to see computers with high resolution screens everywhere - in our cars, homes, offices and industry; and their operation, as is our high standard of living that we have taken for granted depends on high quality, affordable, reliable and secure electricity. And this is precisely what we teach our students in the ECE Department. The luxury of having programs in electrical, computer and optical engineering in one department is something not found in many universities. Our undergraduate programs provide adequate breadth by requiring many common classes in their freshmen and sophomore years. Students have opportunities to learn more in depth about their respective programs in several junior and senior level courses and capstone design projects. Our students have opportunities to work on next generation optical devices, cybersecurity issues, simulators for defense applications and video games, electronic materials and systems that promise clean and efficient sources of electricity, wearable technologies, and a whole lot more. Being in the Huntsville area that is abundant with high-tech industry serving the nation’s defense and civilian operations is a tremendous advantage for our students. ECE faculty work very closely with them on exciting research projects and this ensures that our students are highly sought after upon graduation.  

Electrical, Computer, and Optical Engineers have contributed greatly to each of these life-changing areas of technological innovation. The future should be even more exciting!

The ECE Department offers fully accredited degrees in Electrical, Computer, and Optical Engineering through the Ph.D. level as well as Master's Degrees in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity. These degree programs are designed to not simply train students to be users of current technology but to educate them so they actually understand how this technology works. This knowledge allows our alumni to be innovators throughout their lives and become active contributors to the ever-changing technological landscape. Our graduates can be found throughout the world actively impacting industry, government, and academia. 

Thank you for your interest in UAH and our department. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the faculty and staff within the ECE Department if we can provide you with any additional information, answer your questions, or help you in any way.

Best wishes,

Ravi S. Gorur, Ph.D.