Research Centers and Labs

The Electronic Packaging Laboratory (EPL) is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at developing the computational and experimental tools needed to develop the next generation of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics devices.

As data have become largely available in the fields of engineering and applied sciences, there is a need for advanced analysis methods, in order to identify ties between problems, phenomena, and potential explanatory factors. With this in mind, the Engineering Statistics and Econometrics Application (E-SEA) research lab was established to support decision making for Engineers and Scientists in problems involving applied statistical and econometric methods and modeling.

Geotechnical Laboratory

Laminar box in motion.

The geotechnical testing facilities include automated computer controlled apparatus (GeoComp loadtrac/flowtrac, ELE, Geotest) for consolidation, hydraulic conductivity, residual shear, and stress or strain path controlled monotonic and cyclic triaxail testing; HP network analyzers for material characterization/non-destructive testing; calibration chamber and model test facility for static and dynamic penetration testing, model pile studies, and a laminar box in the UB-SEESL laboratory.

Algae specimen in a glass container.

The Great Lakes Program was established in 1985 to support efforts designed to protect and preserve the Great Lakes Ecosystem. This ecologically and economically important ecosystem is home to more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada. The mission of the Great lakes Program is to coordinate the development, evaluation, and synthesis of scientific and technical knowledge on the Great Lakes Ecosystem in support of public education and policy formation.

SS ISTL adapts a trans-disciplinary approach which integrates analytical and engineering problem-solving skills with managerial principles and creative adaptation.

RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute is university-wide and interdisciplinary, focusing on complex energy and environmental issues, as well as the social and economic ramifications. It helps develop and coordinate innovative research, education and outreach programs.

The University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) provides research services for MCEER, the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and R&D services for industry.


The Transportation Informatics University Transportation Center (TransInfo) utilizes a wealth of Big Data (real time traffic data, travel data, remote sensing data, etc.) by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Statistics, and Database Systems.

Transportation Systems Engineering Laboratory

Traffic in a city or town. Several cars and the traffic lights are red.

The Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) Laboratory at UB has several computers, multiple large-format computer monitors, and high-speed network connections to UB’s IT network as well as the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) traffic data network. The network connection with NITTEC allows the lab to receive, in real-time, travel-related information collected by NITTEC’s extensive monitoring and surveillance equipment.