Research Laboratories

UNT's Electrical Engineering department has excellent state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories and software to provide practical and advanced hands-on experiences for students. Some laboratories and instrumentation from other departments are also available to our students for interdisciplinary work.

  • Analog/Mixed-Signal Design and Simulation Lab

    Focuses on design and simulation of analog/mixed-signal AMS) integrated circuits (ICs) for multimedia and IoT security applications. Research topics include:

    • Surrogate modeling (metamodeling) of complex IC functional design units
    • Hardware/software co-design of secure multimedia digital systems
    • High-level behavioral simulation of AMS ICs
    • Hardware design of Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
    • Embedded system design for the IoT
    Location: Discovery Park F138
  • Applied Optics Lab

    The applied optics lab aims at optical system development to improve design for manufacturability. Research topics include:

    •    Imaging and non-imaging system design and modeling, tolerance analysis, and system optimization
    •    Optical metrology developments for special alignment systems
    •    Optical design and process development of transmitter/receiver optical sub-assembly
    Faculty: Shuping Wang
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
    • Focuses on information assurance, decision making, and video communications aspects in autonomous systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).
    • This laboratory consists of infrastructure and simulation tools necessary to develop protocols for autonomous systems and analyze their performance.
    • Includes several indoor and outdoor robots to develop and test decentralized decision making and task scheduling algorithms, and a wireless video sensor network platform suitable for simulating applications such as video surveillance.
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory

    Focuses on design and development of advanced communication techniques to provide efficient and robust information transmission over wired and wireless networks.

    Research topics include:

    • Coding and information theory
    • Aerial communication and networks
    • Drone system design and applications, especially in emergency response
    • Wireless sensor networks
    Faculty: Shengli Fu
  • Embedded Sensing & Processing Systems (ESPS) Laboratory

    The research work conducted in the ESPS Lab is in the areas of statistical signal processing, real-time embedded systems, and wireless sensor networks with applications in wireless localization and tracking, environmental monitoring, smart home, smart buildings, and Internet of Things. The overarching goal of our research is to solve real-life system-level challenges through theoretical research in statistical signal processing, networking protocol design and analysis, and practical system developments with hardware and software implementations.

    Faculty: Xinrong Li
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering Laboratory

    This laboratory integrates environmental modeling, real-time monitoring, and renewable power systems for applications to sustainability.

    • Food-energy-water nexus
    • Sustainable brackish water desalination systems
    • Land-use change, landscape dynamics, and forest ecology
    • Coupled human-natural systems
    • Watershed and reservoir management
    • Wireless sensor networks and environmental observatories
    • Global climate change
  • Information Theory and Applications Laboratory

    Focuses on the application of information theory to communications, networking, privacy, security and storage.

    Current research interests include:

    • Private Information Retrieval
    • Index Coding
    • Optimality of Treating Interference as Noise
    • Topological Intereference Management
    • Interference Alignment
    Faculty: Hua Sun
  • Integrated Biomedical Circuits and Systems Laboratory (iBioCASL)

    Supports teaching, research and development of RF and microwave systems, and antenna designs.

    Research includes designing, fabricating, and testing new RF/microwave/millimeter-wave circuits both in the board-level and chip-level, as well as antenna design.

    Program features facilities for simulations, prototyping, and measurement of RF/microwave components and systems.

    Faculty: Ifana Mahbub
  • Nanoscale Materials and Devices Lab (NMDL)

    The Nanoscale Materials and Devices Lab (NMDL) focuses on emerging devices from low-dimensionality solid-state materials.  Research topics include but are not limited to:

    • Low-power nanoelectronic devices and circuits
    • Photodetectors and optoelectronic devices
    • Flexible and printed electronics
    • Physical sensors and sensor arrays
    • Synthesis of semiconducting selenides and sulphides
    • Nanofabrication
    Faculty: Anupama Kaul
  • Reconfigurable Computing Laboratory

    Reconfigurable Computing Laboratory (RCL) provides infrastructure for computer-aided design, including several workstations with the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, enabling design and simulation of a range of electronic chip designs. Students have access to CAD software including Cadence, Synopsys, National Instruments, and Xilinx design tool suites. The laboratory supports high quality research activities related to digital design, VLSI design, SoC design, reconfigurable computing, portable / wearable computing.

    Faculty: Gayatri Mehta