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
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.
Many subjects addressed by mechanical and aerospace engineers
are inderdisciplinary in nature. For example, MAE researchers in
computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic
landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping hazard areas.
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.
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.
Andrew Whittaker, a professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering and director of MCEER, was
recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil
Engineers and ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute.
Teng Wu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering, received the Alfred Noble
prize, which recognizes a technical paper of exceptional merit
whose first author is younger than 35.
Transportation Informatics (TransInfo) mines the wealth of data
by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models,
including methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine
Learning, Statistics, and Database Systems.
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
A new interdisciplinary graduate degree and certificate program in Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE) and supporting research center will train scientists and engineering to lead in these disciplines.
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.
MCEER is dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events.
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 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