Academic year 2023-2024 Projects

All projects officially start at the beginning of the academic year in September.  Projects are offered in different areas of electronics, usually related to the research interest of the supervising professors. By finishing the third year requirements in an engineering program, most students develop an interest for working in a particular area or with a specific professor.  Because of the high demand for certain project topics and the limited number of seats for each project, there is an application and assignment process for distributing the projects among students. Professors usually have a section in their websites dedicated to 4th-year projects, where the details of the projects and the required background are outlined. Students should carefully browse through the available projects for the current academic year to find their preferences based on their interest and background. Due to sabbaticals and other types of academic work load adjustments, several professors do not offer 4th-year projects in any one academic year.

Students may wish to contact professors directly to get more details on their proposed projects before finalizing their decision. Sometimes a student or a group of students approach a professor and convince him or her that they have the motivation and the necessary background to undertake a certain project. They still need to file the application form and indicate this mutual interest. In this case, the individual or the group may start acquiring the background material for the project during the summer.

Before proceeding further with project selection, make sure that you have reviewed the projects options on ECOR4907 Multidisciplinary Engineering Project, as they are reviewed and processed separately from ELEC/SREE courses. Students are allowed to register for either ELEC/SREE/SCE or ECOR. The following ELEC/SREE projects were currently offered in 2023-2024 academic year:

2023 Project Offerings
  Professor Main Research Field Project Topic and Link to Description EE Eng. Phy. SREE
1. Ram Achar CAD Interconnect Models and CAD    
2. Jim Wight Microwave Drone Based Tunable Direction Finding up to 6 GHz
3. Masum Hossain Mixed Signal Design A Digital Pulse Generator for Sensing and Detection
4. Hubert Jean-Ruel Photonics Dual-channel optical spectrum analyzer for tilted fiber Bragg grating biosensors
5. Shulabh Gupta Microwave Automotive RADAR for night driving assistance
6. Tashfeen Karamat Navigation Determination of Vehicle’s Navigation Parameters using Raw Measurements from GPS Satellites
7. Connor Kupchak Optics Portable Real-Time Polarimeter for Partially and Fully Polarized Light
8. Leonard MacEachern Virtual Reality Photogrammetry 3D Scanner
9. Steve McGarry Devices Novel Printed Organic Devices
10. Ravi Prakash Sensors Flexible electronic sensor for physical and chemical sens
11. Arash Ahmadi Digital Design, Neuromorphic Simulation and implementation of bio-inspired neural networks
12. Rony Amaya RF ICs An Adaptive Phased Array Beamformer for 5G
13. Niall Tait Sensors Wireless sensor nodes
14. Winnie Ye Photonics Low-power photonics communication for a lunar rover PEEKbot
15. Qi-Jun Zhang Neural Networks Neural Networks; Microprocessor-Based System
16. Christopher Smelser Photonics Optical Absorption Spectroscopy for Water Quality Measurement
17. Tom Smy Devices, CAD Numerical Simulation
18. Alan Steele Engineering Education, Photonics ECOR4907, Advanced Aircraft Design
19. Hima Dhulipati Power Wireless charging system for electric vehicles
20. Xiaoyu Wang Power
21. Maitham Shams Digital ICs Open topic: If you are a group of students with a project

Project Fundings

Funding avenue is available to students through the Department of Electronics (DoE) with a capped budget. A funding request to the Department of Electronics (details available on the course Brightspace page) must be made with detailed budget information.  The deadlines for the funding application is listed in the calendar section.