Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of
engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields.
They develop new solutions for improving human health, health care,
and quality of life for all people.
We pursue integrative research and offer graduate training at
the frontiers of chemical engineering in three main areas:
nanoscale science and engineering, computational science and
engineering, and biochemical and biomedical engineering.
Our combination of computer science and computer engineering
reflects our commitment to a modern integrated environment for
research and education in computing, suited to the emerging shape
of information science and technology in the 21st century.
From smart phones to green appliances, electrical engineers turn
knowledge into reality. Our faculty engage in research
to create the knowledge needed to solve problems in areas such
as communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and
photonics and energy systems.
Stemming from interaction with our faculty, our graduates are
ideally prepared to contribute to the enhancement of society
through the development of socially relevant products for
communications (e.g., cellphones, video phones, televisions, etc.),
materials and devices for alternative (greener) energy sources
(e.g., solar cells, thermoelectric, electric motors, etc.), new
batteries for storage of energy, energy efficient systems, and
biomedical instruments that aid us when we are sick (e.g.,
physiological sensors and monitors, pacemakers, etc.). Our broad
based program provides skill sets that are applicable to basic
research as well as product design, development, and
These skills can be also applied to the service industry including
technical sales and marketing, consulting, and education. Our
students leave UB with the skills to contribute immediately and the
knowledge that enables them to grow and innovate throughout their
The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a
forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address
regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate
research and education in advanced manufacturing and
Many subjects addressed by mechanical and aerospace engineers
are inderdisciplinary in nature. For example, MAE research in
computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic
landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping hazard areas.
Chi Zhou, assistant professor, industrial and systems
engineering, was one of 11 young faculty to receive the “2015
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award” from the
Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Home health and wellness is essential for reducing health care
costs, creating lifestyle choices that improve individual health,
and supporting independence for aging or functionally limited
NYSCEDII emphasizes the use of visualization, interactive
environments, cyberinfrastructure, and advanced design theory &
methodology to address complex analysis and design problems, and
promote innovation in product design and manufacturing.
The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), an elite
university extension program, connects the business community with
expert resources of the University at Buffalo’s School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) is educating new and
mid-career individuals in emerging aspects of bridge engineering
and conducting research that can advance the state-of-the-practice
in the design and retrofit of bridges.
UB Engineering engages with the community in Buffalo and our
region through a wide variety of programs and interests.
Among these are K-12 educational activities, which all aim to
stimulate student interest in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM), and to encourage their curiosity in the world
UB cultivates entrepreneurial thinking by helping new and
existing businesses innovate, prosper and grow. This approach
complements UB 2020’s goal of creating Communities of
Excellence and New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Start-Up NY