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.
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 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.
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.
A revered scholar, teacher and mentor, Joseph Mollendorf has
made pioneering contributions to the field of service learning by
providing generations of students with opportunities to do research
on assistive device technologies.
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 Data Science and Engineering (CDSE) and supporting research center will train scientists and engineering to lead in these disciplines.
The Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation emphasizes the use of visualization, interactive environments, cyberinfrastructure, and advanced design theory & methodology to address complex analysis and design problems.
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 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 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
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