Texas Tech University

Chair’s Welcome


Dr. Stephen Bayne

Dr. Stephen Bayne, PhD, PE

Office: ECE 224
Phone: 806.834.0526

Mailing Address:
Texas Tech University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Box 43102
Lubbock, TX 79409−3102

Welcome Alumni and Friends,

Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Texas Tech University (TTU). ECE is part of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. The department strives for the continuous improvement of education, research, and service. The department has 25 tenured faculty/tenure track faculty and twelve instructors, all with a passion for educating future electrical and computer engineers. The department offers BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, focusing on design, development, research, and innovation. All undergraduate students are offered an opportunity to study abroad, which will help them have a future global impact in engineering and leadership.

Although the department is robust in research, it also has a strong focus on putting students first. Students are encouraged to communicate with faculty and can easily schedule and visit with faculty in their offices. The dedication to students is evident in the number of university-level and national teaching awards won by the faculty. Several faculty members also employ undergraduate students in their research lab, giving them early exposure to advanced research. The department has seven faculty members who are Fellows in international organizations.

The ECE undergraduate curriculum is unique. It has four undergraduate three-credit design lab classes that start at the sophomore level and progress to the senior level. The lab classes expose the students to design, teamwork, critical thinking, and failure analysis. Skills such as writing and oral communications are also a significant part of the lab classes. Additionally, the department has very active IEEE, Women in Engineering (WIE), and Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) student organizations.  

The ECE department has a very robust research program in several research areas. The faculty and graduate students have won several international research awards over the years, such as the Department of Energy SMART scholarship and the IEEE  Nuclear and Plasma Science Society  Robert J. Barker Graduate Student Award. The department has five faculty members that are Fellows in international organizations. The current graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant pay is very competitive, and tuition and fees are covered. The department has strong research Centers in the areas of Pulse Power and Power Electronics, Nanophononics, and Nanotech. Individual faculty are also conducting research in the areas of Biomedical, Imaging, MEMs, Microgrid, Grid Integrations, RF design, and Cybersecurity.  

I am excited to lead the dynamic ECE department at TTU and be part of a committed team. The department has several strengths and will continue to lead in educating outstanding engineers. The department has excellent faculty who are committed to teaching and research and a dedicated staff committed to our students' success. If you have any questions or need more information about the program, please reach out to me.