Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical Engineering curriculum. Our undergraduate program is ABET accredited.

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Pressing along the canals on the ventral side of an adult skate causes a clear, viscous jelly to extrude from the pores of the ampullae of Lorenzini. (Photo by Erik Josberger)

Proton-conducting material found in electrosensory organs of sharks

Sharks, skates, and rays can detect very weak electric fields produced by prey and other animals using an array of unusual organs known as the ampullae of Lorenzini. Exactly how these electrosensory organs work has remained a mystery, but a new study has revealed an important clue that may have... Read More

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