The Swihart lab, in collaboration with UB's dental and medical schools, have developed materials for antimicrobial masks with possible COVID-19 implications. This work will be published in Advanced Functional Materials (IF 16.8).
Chemical engineering professor Thomas Thundat has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to multi-modal microelectromechanical systems for chemical and biological sensors.
The Director of the University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute, Amit Goyal, has been appointed to the National Materials and Manufacturing Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Our materials engineering faculty and student research is applied to transportation fuel production, fabrication of catalysts, drug delivery, oil dispersants (example: 2010 B.P. oil spill), semiconductors, and electronic display advancements.
Research in Computational Science and Engineering focuses on thermodynamic behavior, fluid dynamics, reaction mechanisms (both biological and chemical), bioinformatics, and modeling devices and systems.