Welcome

Ragu Balakrishnan

Welcome to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University! I hope that the information in our web pages will convey to you the dynamic quality of the programs available at Purdue ECE. Our programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and we are justifiably proud of our faculty, students and facilities.

Our computing and laboratory facilities are outstanding. Most of our activities are housed in what we call the ‘ECE Triangle’, comprising three buildings: the Electrical Engineering Building (EE), the Materials and Electrical Engineering Building (MSEE), and our newest addition, Wang Hall. Officially dedicated in September of 2014, the Wang Hall facilities provide much needed space and state-of-the-art labs for some of ECE's fastest growing research areas. Faculty who work in experimental microelectronics and nanotechnology are based in the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park, at whose heart is a 25,000 sq. ft. class 1-10-100 nanofabrication cleanroom (Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory).

Over 90 faculty members serve on our faculty, and about 1100 undergraduates (sophomores through seniors) and 700 graduate students are enrolled as full-time students, making Purdue ECE among the largest ECE departments in the nation. If you are interested in information on our academic programs beyond what is readily available on our web pages, please contact our Graduate or Undergraduate Offices.

Sincerely,
Professor Venkataramanan Balakrishnan
Michael and Katherine Birck Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering