Faculty Directory

Our faculty are among the most published and respected researchers in the country. They conduct experiments in the fields of health, energy, and the environment, and collaborate not only with each other, but with a myriad of researchers across the University at Buffalo and Western New York Community.  

Full-Time Faculty

Paschalis Alexandridis, PhD
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994

508 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1183

Fax: (716) 645-3822

palexand@buffalo.edu

UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Self-assembly; directed assembly; complex fluids; soft materials; nanomaterials; interfacial phenomena; amphiphilic polymers; biopolymers; product design

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508 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1183

Fax: (716) 645-3822

palexand@buffalo.edu

Stelios Andreadis, PhD
PhD, University of Michigan, 1996

908 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1202

Fax: (716) 645-3822

sandread@buffalo.edu

Professor and Department Chair
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Stem cells for vascular tissue engineering; signaling pathways in cell-cell adhesion and wound healing; lentiviral vectors and lentiviral microarrays for high-throughput gene expression analysis and gene discovery

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908 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1202

Fax: (716) 645-3822

sandread@buffalo.edu

Chong Cheng, PhD
PhD, City University of New York, 2003

312 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1193

Fax: (716) 645-3822

ccheng8@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Biodegradable functional polymers and nanostructures, new drug delivery systems, synthetic materials for tissue engineering.

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312 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1193

Fax: (716) 645-3822

ccheng8@buffalo.edu

Michel Dupuis, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo, 1976

614 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9062

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mdupuis2@buffalo.edu

Research Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Chemistry Fundamentals for New Energy Technologies from multi-physics Multi-scale Modeling

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614 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9062

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mdupuis2@buffalo.edu

Jeffrey R. Errington, PhD
PhD, Cornell University, 1999

509 Furnas Hall

412M Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1184

Fax: (716) 645-3822

jerring@buffalo.edu

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Molecular simulation, statistical thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena

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509 Furnas Hall

412M Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1184

Fax: (716) 645-3822

jerring@buffalo.edu

Edward Furlani, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

113 B Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1194

Fax: (716) 645-3822

efurlani@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Computational Physics/Multidisciplinary Modeling: Nanophotonics; Plasmonics and Metamaterials; Optofluidics; MEMS/MOEMS Simulation; Microfluidics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Inkjet Systems; Applied Magnetics; Biomagnetics

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113 B Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1194

Fax: (716) 645-3822

efurlani@buffalo.edu

Amit Goyal, PhD
PhD, University of Rochester, 1991

112 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5900

agoyal@buffalo.edu

Empire Innovation Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Director
Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW)

Research Topics: Clean energy technologies

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112 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5900

agoyal@buffalo.edu

Johannes Hachmann, PhD
PhD, Cornell University, 2010

612 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1524

Fax: (716) 645-3822

hachmann@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Computational chemistry and materials science; virtual high-throughput and Big Data; machine learning; electronic structure theory and methods; quantum effects in catalysis and materials; rational design

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612 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1524

Fax: (716) 645-3822

hachmann@buffalo.edu

David A. Kofke, PhD
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

510 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1173

Fax: (716) 645-3822

kofke@buffalo.edu

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Statistical physics; molecular modeling and simulation; software engineering

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510 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1173

Fax: (716) 645-3822

kofke@buffalo.edu

Eleni A. Kyriakidou, PhD
PhD, The University of South Carolina, 2014

613 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822

elenikyr@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes

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613 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822

elenikyr@buffalo.edu

Haiqing Lin, PhD
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

311 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1856

Fax: (716) 645-3822

haiqingl@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Novel membrane materials for CO2 capture from flue gas and syngas; robust membranes for natural gas liquids (NGLs) recovery from natural gas; understanding polymer structure/aging correlations in thin films

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311 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1856

Fax: (716) 645-3822

haiqingl@buffalo.edu

Michael J. Lockett, PhD
DSc, University of London, 1997

203A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1303

Fax: (716) 645-3822

lockett5@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Distillation and absorption; separations

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203A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1303

Fax: (716) 645-3822

lockett5@buffalo.edu

Carl R. F. Lund, PhD
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1981

505 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1180

Fax: (716) 645-3822

lund@buffalo.edu

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Heterogeneous catalysis, chemical kinetics, reaction engineering

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505 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1180

Fax: (716) 645-3822

lund@buffalo.edu

Sriram Neelamegham, PhD
PhD, Rice University, 1996

906 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1200

Fax: (716) 645-3822

neel@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Biomedical engineering; cell biomechanics; vascular engineering

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906 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1200

Fax: (716) 645-3822

neel@buffalo.edu

Johannes M. Nitsche, PhD
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

507 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1182

Fax: (716) 645-3822

nitsche@buffalo.edu

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Transport phenomena; bioactive surfaces; biological pores; transdermal transport

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507 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1182

Fax: (716) 645-3822

nitsche@buffalo.edu

Natesh Parashurama, PhD
MD University at Buffalo 1999, PhD Rutgers University 2008

907 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1201

Fax: (716) 645-3822

nateshp@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Liver stem cell biology; differentiation; cell therapy; organogenesis; disease modeling; tissue engineering; multimodality molecular imaging; monitoring molecular events in living subjects

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907 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1201

Fax: (716) 645-3822

nateshp@buffalo.edu

Sheldon J. Park, PhD
PhD, Harvard University, 2000

905 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1199

Fax: (716) 645-3822

sjpark6@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Protein engineering; yeast surface display; bioinformatics; molecular dynamics simulations

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905 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1199

Fax: (716) 645-3822

sjpark6@buffalo.edu

Blaine Pfeifer, PhD
PhD, Stanford University, 2002

904 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1198

Fax: (716) 645-3822

blainepf@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Metabolic Engineering; heterologous natural product biosynthesis; genetic vaccine design

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904 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1198

Fax: (716) 645-3822

blainepf@buffalo.edu

Mark T. Swihart, PhD
PhD, University of Minnesota, 1997

506 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1181

Fax: (716) 645-3822

swihart@buffalo.edu

UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Executive Director
New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Research Topics: Synthesis and application of nanoparticles; reactor modeling; computational chemistry; particle nucleation and growth

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506 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1181

Fax: (716) 645-3822

swihart@buffalo.edu

310A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3209

tgthunda@buffalo.edu

Empire Innovation Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept

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310A Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3209

tgthunda@buffalo.edu

Marina Tsianou, PhD
PhD, Lund University, Sweden, 2000

609 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1191

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mtsianou@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Molecularly engineered materials; self-assembly; interfacial phenomena; controlled crystallization; biomimetics

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609 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1191

Fax: (716) 645-3822

mtsianou@buffalo.edu

Gang Wu, PhD
PhD, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2004

309 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8618

Fax: (716) 645-3822

gangwu@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion; electrocatalysis for renewable energy and environmental science; materials electrochemistry; batteries; fuel cells

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309 Furnas Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8618

Fax: (716) 645-3822

gangwu@buffalo.edu

Charles Zukoski, PhD
PhD, Princeton University, 1985

562 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2992

ubprovost@buffalo.edu

Professor and UB Provost
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Suspension mechanics; protein crystallization and nanoparticle self-assembly

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562 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2992

ubprovost@buffalo.edu