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.