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).
CBE PhD Candidate Saber Meamardoost earned 3rd place in the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for his work on using network inference to understand neuroplasticity in the brain during learning.
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.