Research

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Program Research

The Electronics program engages in funded applied research projects with an emphasis on enhancing undergraduate education. It is through the exposure to "real-world" projects that students are prepared to be immediately productive in their careers. The faculty has three primary areas of applied research:

  • RFID/Sensor Lab securely links the physical plant and its operational environment to the information technology and business environment allowing customers to dynamically aggregate, analyze and act upon data and adjust operations in response to changes in their business environment. The main purpose of the lab is to design systems that will utilize the integration of remote sensors, RFID, GPS and wireless technology for  Environmental, Security and Tracking, Biomedical, Asset and People Location, Process Control Automation and Structural monitoring.
  • Intelligent Sensor Networks - Through the effort of the Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory, the faculty are currently developing distributed sensor networks for applications including homeland security, agriculture, and inventory management.
  • Semiconductor Testing - Collaborations with industrial partners including Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, and National Instruments has resulted in a research and academic emphasis in the area of semiconductor testing. Two named laboratories have been established to support ongoing projects in test optimization and semiconductor device characterization.
  • Entrepreneurship - The most recent initiative within the programs involves the promotion of entrepreneurial activities in the Brazos Valley region and the State of Texas. The Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory has partnered with local entities to provide entrepreneurial education and opportunities to undergraduate students preparing to leave Texas A&M University.

Virtual Instrumentation and Mixed Signal Test Lab

Dr. Rainer Fink

The Virtual Instrumentation and Mixed Signal Test Lab was established within the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution to support the development of computer-based instrumentation solutions for real world test and measurement problems. The lab is currently working on applications in a variety of areas including medical imaging, mixed signal integrated circuit testing, and law enforcement.

Mobile Integrated Solutions Lab

Dr. Joe Morgan

The Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory is a cutting-edge research facility specializing in unique solutions for today's mobile world. With the advancement of microcontroller technology, we focus on high-performance, low-cost products which are readily available in the technology industry. We bring these products to bear in multiple facets of mobility that continue to impress our industry partners. MISL is truly the breeding ground for tomorrow's mobile solutions.

Analog and RF Electronics Lab

Dr. Jay Porter

The Analog and RF Electronics Lab conduct advance research in design and testing of analog, RF and instrumentation devices for product characterization.

Control and Optimization Lab

Dr. Wei Zhan

The Control and Optimization Lab is equipped for advanced research work in the areas of modeling and simulation for dynamic systems, optimization, fault detection, software and hardware development for real-time control systems, robust design, and quality control.

RFID Oil & Gas Consortium

Dr. Ben Zoghi

The Purpose of the RFID/Sensor Lab is to design systems and sensor networks integrating remote sensors (Environmental, Security and Tracking, Biomedical, Asset and People location, Process Control Automation and Structure) monitoring, RFID, GPS, and wireless technology.

RF Test Group

Dr. Byul Hur

  • Mixed-signal/RF circuit design and Wireless system development
  • RF Test and Measurement Automation
  • Environmental and Biomedical data measurement and analysis