The Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Discipline at the Khulna University is devoted to cutting-edge research and innovation. In our nearly 20 years of history, ECE faculty members and graduates have successfully completed many innovative research works. In recent years, ECE discipline has molded their activities to improve research works and motivate its’ students to involve into research. ECE consists of Six (06) main research areas. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of engineering, many of our faculty, and grad students work in more than one area or collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines. The result is a broad, interdisciplinary approach to original, ground-breaking research. Our main research areas are described bellow in short:

Ad-Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. Our research is mainly focused on processing bio-medical signal. Based on the processed signal, Arrhythmia detection is done. Faculties involved in this area are: 

Dr. Md. Maniruzzaman, Md. Abdul Awal, Uzzal Biswas

Digital Chip Design

Chip Design or System on chip (SoC) is a great revolution in the modern era. Like integrated circuit, SoC includes many components of digital, analog or mixed-signal electronic system in a single chip. As a result, new design tools and methodologies are required to address the design, test, and verification for SoC. Digital chip design is essential to produce different components such as microprocessors, FPGAs, RAM, ROM, and digital ASICs. Therefore, this kind of design focuses on logical simulation, increasing circuit density, and placing circuits so that clock and timing signals are routed efficiently. In this real world, this kind of design is not an easy task. Without the help of advanced design flow diagram, it is very difficult to design these ASICs in time and even not possible to maintain high quality. Fortunately, there are some popular electronic design automation (EDA) tools for circuit simulation, logic synthesis, place and route, and design rule checking. In this chip design world, four largest companies are selling these tools such as Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, and Magma Design Automation. Faculties involved in this area are: 

S.M. Shamsul Alam, Md. Tariq Hasan

Photonics and Optoelectronics

Photonics and Optoelectronics research explore the use of light waves to identify novel and practical technologies for current and future real-world applications. Our faculties carry out innovative and internationally renowned research activities in lasers, optics, biophotonics, and photonic crystal fiber. They work in a stimulating environment and some of them have access to state-of-the-art technologies in different universities. Faculties involved in this area are: 

Dr. Md. Sohel Mahmud Sher, Dr. Md. Shamim Ahsan, Md. Mahbub Hossain, Md. Ziaul Amin, Md. Younus AliShakila Naznin, Ragib Shakil Rafi

VLSI Technology

Research in VLSI digital circuits includes noise modeling for interconnects in deep sub-micron VLSI circuits; high-performance transistor designing and modeling; computer-aided design including logic synthesis, and design verification; advanced logic families and packaging; integrated circuit micro-architectures; and system integration. Faculties involved in this area are: 

Dr. Md. Maniruzzaman, Md. Tariq Hasan, Md. Younus AliRafia Nishat Toma, Md. Nazmul Hasan


Our faculty and graduate students do research in communication systems include advanced modulation, error-control coding, code-division multiple access (CDMA) and other multiple-access methods, and spread-spectrum communications. Research in wireless networks is focused on the design and evaluation of distributed protocols, such as routing protocols, adaptive transmission protocols, and protocols for wireless distribution of multimedia information. Applications include cellular communications, mobile computing, packet radio networks, and personal communication systems. Faculties involved in this area are: 

Dr. Mohammad Ismat Kadir, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md. Abdul Alim, S.M. Shamsul Alam, Md. Tariq Hasan, Abdullah Al Nahid