Graduate Electromagnetics

In electromagnetics, the fields are no longer tethered to a circuit board and can instead move through space. Their interaction with the world around them (for example the human body or your cell phone or an aircraft) enables all kinds of imaging, communication, sensing and ranging applications.Electromagnetic and optical engineers design a variety of everyday technologies including: medical imaging systems (i.e. MRI scanners), radar, GPS, microwave heating.

University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Cynthia Furse combined her love of horse riding and engineering to write a cover story for IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine about the challenges of maintaining wireless communications during the annual Pony Express reenactment that runs from California to Missouri. Read the article HERE.

Electromagnetics Faculty and Research

Suggested Courses and Programs of Study

The following are suggested Programs of Study for a full-time Electrical Engineering graduate student pursuing an MS degree with an emphasis in Electromagnetics. It is not required that students follow these course schedules, but they can be used as a guide for planning out their graduate studies.

These Programs of Study meets the requirements for the Coursework option and can easily be modified to meet the Project option. Students who wish to complete the Thesis option will need to take 10+ credit hours of ECE 6970 Thesis Research are recommended to meet with the Graduate Student Coordinator to create their academic plan.

As long as the MS degree requirements are met, any 5000-level or above ECE or allied (Math, Physics, CS, or other Engineering) courses may be substituted.

Non-Thesis Supervisory Committee

Cynthia Furse

Electromagnetics, Intermittent fault location for aircraft wiring, antenna design and optimization, communications, bioelectromagnetics, and engineering education.

Benjamin Sanchez

Applied bioelectromagnetics for health measurement and monitoring

David Schurig

Metamaterials: Design, analysis and fabrication of metamaterials in frequency ranges from megahertz to petahertz. Transformation design of devices implementable with metamaterials. Applications include: remote sensing, near-field imaging, biological imaging, implantable devices, electro-mechanical devices and invisibility cloaking.