Undergraduate Labs and Facilities

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to witness firsthand, and in some cases, conduct research themselves.

UB CSEE students have access to several labs and research facilities throughout the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Multidisciplinary teams collaborate at UB, and students have an opportunity to experience labs in several engineering departments

CSEE Labs

2/1/18
The UB Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering’s geotechnical engineering lab is a space for undergraduate students to learn the essentials about soil mechanics, and build a foundation for further understanding.
2/1/18
The CSEE Materials and Mechanics Laboratory provides space for civil engineering students to develop an understanding of the strength and durability of different materials.
2/1/18
The CSEE computing lab space provides all of our students with an area to complete academic work. Each of the CSEE computer labs recieve hardware updates once every three years, so we may equip our students with the most up-to-date PCs.

SEAS Facilities and Buildings

Check out the facilities and buildings throughout the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

11/7/17
UB offers a multidisciplinary cleanroom with class 1000 space and class 100 working areas – a facility well-equipped for electronic device research, processing and development, materials characterization, microfabrication and other processes. Within these highly controlled environments, pollutants and airborne particles are minimized through extensive filtration systems.
11/7/17
The Design Studio comprises a Reverse Engineering Lab (RevEng Lab) and the DaVinci Lab. The studio consists of a variety of tools, measurement devices and materials to support tinkering via product teardown, ideation and modification. Concepts can be implemented through the complementary tinkering spaces.
11/7/17
The Digital Manufacturing Lab houses a variety of 3D printing/ additive manufacturing technologies, software and capabilities for modeling and digital design, and manufacturing and analysis. Home to high-definition 3D digital scanners, desk-top and professional grade printers, the lab provides capabilities for precision rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of 3D objects and parts.
11/7/17
The Electronics Tinkering Lab has scheduled hours for students to work on fabrication and tinkering with electronics under guidance from lab supervisors. Students will learn a range of skills and tools, including bread boarding, soldering, circuit design and simulation software, and power supplies and function generators.
11/7/17
The SEAS Engineering Machine Shop supports experimental research, student clubs and course requirements. This recently renovated facility features a new CNC lathe and CNC milling machine, three new engine lathes with digital readouts, a TIG welder, a 3D printer, and a modern conference room. Highly skilled staff provide technical support for faculty, staff and students. 
11/7/17
The Materials Characterization Lab offers equipment for liquid, powder, surface and bulk materials characterization, as well as expert analytical services for product quality assurance, failure analysis, and forensic evaluations. 
11/7/17
The simRING is a full 6 degree-of-freedom motion-based driving simulator that features the front end of a car mounted on a moving platform that emulates the real-life motions of a car as it reacts to turns, changes in elevation, and other road conditions. 
4/13/17
The Stevens Center is a collaborative meeting space for undergraduates made possible by the generosity of Scott and Coleen Stevens and a UB President’s Circle grant. The space is accessible to all SEAS undergrads during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Afterhours and weekends, the space is accessible to juniors and seniors via UB swipe card.
9/26/17
The University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory provides research services for the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, MCEER, and R&D services for industry.