Research Labs


Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives Laboratory
This laboratory performs research on power electronics applications in electric motor drives, renewable energy systems (especially solar photovoltaics), and micro-grids.

Auditory Research Laboratory
The functions of the laboratory deal with auditory signal processing and human perception of speech. The laboratory is equipped to record brain activity in the mammalian brain in response to acoustic stimuli. Brain regions of interest include the inferior colliculus, auditory thalamus and cortex. Equipment is also available for human psycho-acoustics. A number of approaches are employed including information theoretic, systems identification, and modeling techniques.

Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound Lab
FacultyQ. Zhu 
This laboratory is focused on biomedical applications of optical measurements and imaging, as well as ultrasound measurements and imaging. 

Computer-Aided Design and Test Research Lab
FacultyM. Tehranipoor
CADT’s mission is to deal with current and future challenges in nanometer technology design and test. Technology scaling has brought a large number of difficult challenges for design and test engineers. Process variations, environmental variations, power supply noise, electromigration, NBTI, weak power distribution network, speed characterization, small delay defects, etc., which all impact quality and reliability of the final products. Currently, CADT focuses on various research related to Computer-Aided Design and Test, Design-for-Testability (DFT), Delay Fault Testing, Test Structure Design and On-Chip Measurement Strategy Development, Secure Design, IC Trust and Hardware Authentication, Side-Channel Signal Analysis, and CAD, Test and Defect Tolerance for Nanoscale Devices.

Electric Power and Energy Systems Laboratory,
This laboratory conducts research on smart grid and sustainable energy. 

Estimation and Signal Processing Laboratory,
The ESP laboratory deals with signal and information processing for remote sensing and data fusion from multiple moving targets (as in air traffic control) using heterogeneous sensors (radar, sonar and electrooptical). 

High-Speed Network and Device Laboratory,
FacultyE. Donkor 
This laboratory focuses on the research of optical network architectures and enabling components for high speed digital and terahertz RF signal transmission over optical fibers. 

Laboratory of Intelligent Networks and Knowledge-Perception Systems (LINKS)
FacultyS. Gupta
 This laboratory is focused on areas of cyber-physical systems, networked-control systems, robotics and machine learning. 

Manufacturing Systems Laboratory,
FacultyPeter B. Luh 
This Laboratory has been dedicated to manufacturing systems research.  It works extensively with industry, and is well known for the planning and scheduling of manufacturing facilities to maximize on-time delivery of products while reducing work-in-process inventory.  The facilities within the Laboratory include an Ethernet cluster of nine SunSparc workstations, up-to-date PCs, and two Power Macintoshes.  The facilities extend to manufacturing plants of Cannondale, Toshiba, Sikorsky, Delta, J. M. Products, Pratt & Whitney,etc., as testbeds for developing advanced planning and scheduling methodologies. The Laboratory also works with Northeast Utilities to develop advanced power system scheduling and transaction methodologies to minimize the total generation costs.  The methods developed for manufacturing and power systems are in production use by many companies on a daily basis. The Laboratory is part of UConn’s Taylor L. Booth Center for Computer Applications and Research. 

Micro/Optoelectronics Research Laboratory
FacultyF.C. Jain
This laboratory is equipped with CVD reactors for Ge and Si growth; MOCVD reactors for ZnS, ZnMgSSe, ZnZnCdSe growth (including a quantum dot growth setup) and PL and X-Ray setups for characterization; a photolithographic clean room to process lasers, transistors and integrated circuits; measurement setups to characterize lasers, modulators, and filters; and dedicated workstations for computer-aided design (Cadence) and simulation. Current research is focused on 1.55 micron MQW optical modulators, tunable lasers, SiGe FETs, terahertz MODFETs and quatum interference transistors, quantum dot-based nanophosphors and lasers. 

Nanoelectronics Laboratory
FacultyH. Silva and A. Gokirmak 
This laboratory focuses on electron transport in small scale devices (MOSFETS, microwires) and thermoelectricity.  

Nanotechnology Research
FacultyJ. Ayers and F.C. Jain 
Nanotechnology is, generally, the emerging ability to understand materials and products at the atomic level, and to exploit this understanding of how materials act and react during manufacture, in response to stimuli, etc., to create better performing and longer lasting materials and products.

Neurosensor Control & Eye Movement
FacultyJ. Enderle 
The long term objective of this research is the continued development of a neural network model for an integrated head and eye movement neurosensory controller driven by visual, auditory and vestibular stimuli.

Noise Lab
FacultyA.F. M. Anwar
This laboratory focuses on modeling and measurement of noise in quantum size effect electronic/photonic devices. 

Optical Image Sensing, Communication, and Visualization Laboratory,
This laboratory is dedicated to research and education on information systems,signal and image processing, neural computing, real-time image recognition, information security, data encryption, optical signal processing systems, three dimensional display, three-dimensional signal processing, ultrafast communication systems, ultrafast signal processing and computing, and optical data storage.The activities include both algorithms development, system design, and hardware implementation. The facilities include advanced computers,PCs, MACs, SUN workstations, extensive software packages, state of the art spatial light modulators, high definition display devices, high definition detector arrays, lasers, stable tables, optical benches, optical accessories,and holographic systems. 

Storage and Network Systems Laboratory
The SNSL laboratory engages in a wide range of experimental and theoretical research. Projects span from distributed file systems, object-based storage systems, fault-tolerant systems, optimization algorithms, active storage networks to VLSI designs, FPGA architectures.

Sub-Micron Device Fabrication Laboratory
This laboratory features a Class 100 clean room containing an MBE system or III-V material growth, reactive ion etching (RIE), refractory metal sputtering, metal and dielectric deposition, and rapid thermal annealing(RTA). Activities include device fabrication and characterization. Current research is dedicated to optoelectronic integrated devices for communications and optoelectronic computing. 

System Optimization Laboratory,
FacultyK.R. Pattipati 
This laboratory is dedicated to research on systems theory and optimization techniques to solve industrial and national defense problems. Current research is focused on model-based and data-driven fault diagnosis & prognosis, graphical models, combinatorial optimization problems in automated testing, adaptive organizations for dynamic and uncertain environments, decision support systems for information-based maintenance, and fast near-optimal algorithms for multi-user detection in wireless communications. The laboratory is equipped with more than 20 high-speed computers, advanced software packages and enjoys a close relationship with local industries.

Wireless Communications Research Lab,
FacultyShengli Zhou 
This laboratory is focused on wireless communications in areas of sensor networks for target tracking, underwater acoustic communications and networking and other wireless communication topics.

Electrical Insulation Research Center,
FacultyYang Cao 
EIRC adds value to the electrical industry through its ability to conduct, originate, and/or manage projects in a manner which is meaningful to both academics and the industry. EIRC combines the interdisciplinary skills of faculty members supported by staff research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The Center undertakes investigation of limited problems as well as long-range research. Recent research has been concentrated in the areas of: High field study, Rational design of advanced polymeric capacitor films, Space charge & HVDC, Partial discharge detection, Dielectric measurements such as characterization of nonlinear grading materials, Nonlinear finite element analysis with coupled electric and thermal fields, Plasma surface interaction, etc.