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Research Highlights

See research accomplishments and recogition of our faculty and students, from honors to publications to sponsored research awards. 

1/25/17

PhD candidate Jorge Cueto devised a patent-pending system of telescoping rectangular fiber-reinforced concrete boxes that he hopes will be the basis for "rise on demand" flood walls. 

8/4/16

A UB study involving faculty members Adel Sadek and Qing He examined how weather-related tweets can be analyzed to bolster computer models that recommend safe driving speeds and routes during inclement weather.

8/4/16

A research team led by CSEE Professor Cemal Basaran received a $800,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop graphene nanoribbons that may revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other devices. 

8/4/16

After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal in late April, CSEE Assistant Professor Andreas Stavridis received an NSF grant to travel to Nepal with a team of researchers to examine why certain structures held up and others did not.

8/4/16

Deshawn Henry, a University at Buffalo sophomore civil engineering major, researched how to improve a 6-foot-tall, self-sustaining magnifying glass with the goal of purifying polluted water.

IBE and MCEER to Receive Upto $15M in Funding from FHWA
8/4/16

The Institute of Bridge Engineering and MCEER received a contract valued at up to $15M over a period of five years to provide structural engineering services to the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Bridges and Structures. 

8/4/16

CSEE researchers found that green algae blooms (orange strands in the smaller picture) act as a barrier between UV radiation and bacteria, such as salmonella (green dots), which allows organisms to grow unheeded on Great Lakes beaches.

8/4/16

A research team led by CSEE Professor Andreas Stavridis recently subjected an existing 10-story concrete warehouse in Utica, N.Y., to a series of shake tests in order to study the behavior of archaic concrete structures under lateral loads.