Junkins Engineering Building, SMU
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The Junkins Engineering Building is one of three new buildings that make up SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. It was designed as a state-of-the-art facility for instruction and research providing multimedia classrooms, faculty, administrative and graduate-assistant offices, and laboratories for electrical engineering. The building has 50,000 square feet on four levels. Faculty offices are on the top level with classes and labs below. Laboratories include Sub-micron Grating, Semiconductor Laser, Opto-Electronics Simulation, Pulsed Laser Deposition, Cryo-electronics, Solid State Device Characterization, and a Class 10,000 clean room with individual work areas. Other specialty laboratories include biomedical engineering, multimedia and telecommunications networking to develop techniques for transmitting voice and video systems with an emphasis on wireless network connections, Optical and Millimeter Wave Communications, as well as Microwave Electronics and Circuits. Other functional areas include a computer lab, faculty/staff/student break and collaboration area, and a departmental laboratory.