Chair's Welcome

Stelios Andreadis, Professor and Chair

UB CBE offers world-class faculty and research opportunities, degree options, alumni outreach, and job opportunities for our graduates - one of the highest quality educational experiences available anywhere and at a very affordable cost.

The National Research Council ranks us #8 and #9 for publications and awards per faculty, and the department is #12 in the Northeast and #36 nationally per U.S. News & World Report. For several years now, our department has been on a trajectory of remarkable growth, optimism, and achievement as we implement our vision of excellence through collaboration that places us at the forefront of chemical and biological engineering research, education, and socioeconomic impact in the region and the world.

Overall, CBE has added ten faculty members to our roster in the past four years, expanding our collective expertise in the areas of energy and the environment, big data, and biomedical science and engineering. In the coming year, we will add additional faculty that complement our strengths in the areas of systems biology and computational bioengineering, further expanding our research and educational scope and impact.

We recently launched our new BioDesign Core facility, enabling acquisition of high-throughput experimental data. The core hosts state-of-the-art flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities, among others, that complement existing Genomics, Proteomics, and Materials Characterization core labs already in place. This investment has fueled an unprecedented level of collaborative research activities among our students and faculty that has resulted in a number of high impact publications, significant entrepreneurial activity (four startup companies founded by our faculty and students), and a more than 50% increase in research expenditures in one year. Most notably, we saw a 2.5 fold boost in funding from new awards this year, which will no doubt have a positive impact on scholarly activity.

This is indeed an exciting time to be part of the UB CBE family! The enthusiastic and collaborative spirit that imbues our research culture is also infusing the approach of our students, who are full of energy and intellectual curiosity. Thank you for your interest.

Stelios Andreadis
Professor and Chair

CBE at a Glance

Chair: Stelios Andreadis

Full-time Faculty: 26

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Joint BS (CE)/MBA
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Student Body:

308 Undergraduate

155 Graduate

Research Overview:

35,000 square feet of teaching and research labs
$5.5 million in annual research expenditures

Research Areas:

  • Nanoscale science and engineering
  • Computational science and engineering
  • Biochemical and biomedical engineering