University at Buffalo

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Program Description

The Electrical Engineering PhD program provides advanced study and training, focusing on cultivating research-level scholars. Graduates of this program showcase their aptitude by generating original and noteworthy contributions to signals, communications and networking, optics and photonics, solid state electronics, or energy systems through their dissertations.

Focus Areas

  • Electronics and integrated circuits
  • Signal processing
  • Communication systems
  • Power systems
  • Control systems
  • Photonics and optoelectronics
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • AI and machine learning
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power electronics
  • Digital signal processing
  • Robotics

Potential Career Opportunities

  • University research/ professor
  • Research scientist
  • R & D researcher
  • Chief engineer
  • Senior research and development engineer
  • Systems architect
  • Technology consultant
  • Chief technology officer
  • Technical director
  • Biomedical engineer

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Master’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes