There are five main buildings that comprise the College of Engineering:
Harold Frank Hall, a 60K square foot building, contains primarily Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering offices and laboratory space, the Dean’s administrative office and the College Student Services division. In May, 2006 the Engineering I building was renamed Harold Frank Hall in recognition of the generosity of Diana and Harold Frank.
Engineering II, an 84K square foot building, contains primarily Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical Engineering classrooms, offices, and laboratory space. Within Engineering II, there is the Molecular Beam Epitaxy Laboratory and the Mericos Clean Room, which represents a 3,200 square foot clean room facility that will be used primarily for educational purposes.
Engineering Science Building, a 55K square foot building, represents an interdisciplinary research building encompassing over 16 laboratories, 14K square feet of high quality office space, 21K square feet of state-of- the-art research space, computer labs, an access grid, 16 faculty, and about 160 graduates and post doctoral students. Their research spans all areas of engineering from photonics research and high-speed electronics to biochemical cell sorting applications. There is also a 14K square foot clean fabrication facility. This nanofabrication facility services faculty, research assistants, graduate students and industry.
Elings Hall, a 61K square foot building, provides offices, conference facilities and laboratory space for the California NanoSystems Institute. The three-story building has interdisciplinary modular research laboratories and specialized and shared laboratories for sophisticated imaging, spectroscopy, bio- nanofabrication, and digital media research. Collectively, these laboratories, including a state-of-the-art clean room, represent the hub of the institute’s cross-disciplinary and collaborative research program. Digital media research will include a sphere to provide a fully immersive 360-degree virtual visual and audio environment. In June of 2007, the CNSI building was named Elings Hall in recognition of the generosity of Virgil and Betty Elings.