Faculty Directory

Ladder Faculty

Jonathan Bird

Professor and Chair

Ph.D., University of Sussex

230 I Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1015

Email: jbird@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Nanoelectronics and Mesoscopic physics: Fundamental Investigations of Quantum Phenomena; Explorations of New Device and Sensing Paradigms; Electrical Properties of Novel Nanomaterials

Ping-Chin Cheng


Ph.D., University of Illinois Medical Ctr

230 G Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1010

Email: elepcc@gmail.com


Specialty/Research Focus: Confocal Microscopy; Biomedical Imaging; X-ray Microscopy; Microtomography; Lithography

Jun (Brandon) Choi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

230 K Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1148

Email: junhchoi@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Microwave circuits and systems, antennas and antenna arrays, periodic structures, metamaterials.

Erik Einarsson

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Tokyo

113 D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5089

Email: erikeina@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Synthesis of low-dimensional materials such as graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes, materials characterization, and THz applications of nanoscale materials

Adly Fam


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

219 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1149

Email: afam@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Digital Signal Processing; Arithmetic Intensive Computing; Communications and Radar

Liesl Folks

Volunteer Professor

Ph.D., University of Western Australia; MBA, Cornell University

208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2771

Email: lfolks@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Materials design and innovation, technology transfer cycle optimization, nanostructured magnetic materials and spin-electronic devices, data storage, random access memories, access & participation in STEM.

Qiaoqiang Gan

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Lehigh University

230 L Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1152

Email: qqgan@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Nano-optics and Nanoplasmonics for Optoelectronics and Energy; Biosensing and Environmental Sensing

Zhangyu Guan

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Shandong University

221 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1207

Email: guan@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Architecture Design Toward Fully Programmable Wireless Networks, Software-defined Cognitive Wireless Internet of Things, Wireless Network Security

Luis Carlos Herrera

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

224 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1150

Email: lcherrer@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Power electronics control; ​dc microgrid; power system optimization.

Kristina Johnson

SUNY Chancellor and Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University

State University Plaza, Albany, New York

Phone: (518) 320-1355


Specialty/Research Focus: Clean energy, energy policy.

Due to responsibilities as SUNY Chancellor, Dr. Johnson is not advising PhD students at this time.

Michael Langberg


Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science

214 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1047

Email: mikel@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Information Theory, Coding Theory, Network Communication and Network Coding, "Big Data" in the Form of Succinct Data Representation via Geometric Clustering, and Probabilistic Methods in Combinatorics 

Huamin Li

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

230 D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1026

Email: huaminli@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Nano-scale electronics and optoelectronics based on low-dimensional materials. 

Pao-Lo Liu


Ph.D., Harvard University

230 D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1021

Email: paololiu@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Computational Photonics; Photonic Bandgap Materials and Devices; Quantum Information Processing

Peter Q. Liu

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Princeton University

230 J Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1037

Email: pqliu@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Mid-infrared and THz optoelectronics and photonics; graphene and other 2D materials based devices and systems; strongly correlated electron materials; quantum optics; quantum cascade lasers; chemical and biological sensing.

Nicholas Mastronarde

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Univ. of California, Los Angeles

226 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1537

Email: nmastron@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems, Resource Allocation and Scheduling in Wireless Networks and Systems, Parallel Video Encoding and Decoding, Dynamic Power Management, Cross-Layer Design and Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Reinforcement Learning

Vladimir Mitin

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

312 C Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1036

Email: vmitin@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus:  Nanoelectronic, Microelectric and Optoelectronic Devices and Materials; Transport and Noise in Heterostructures, Thin Films, Quantum Wells and Quantum Wires; Simulation, Design and Testing of  Photodetectors, Terahertz Sensors and Solar Cells

Kwang Oh


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

113 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1025

Email: kwangoh@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: LOC (lab-on-a-chip), MicroTAS (Micro Total Analysis Systems), BioMEMS (Bio Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), SANS (Sample-to-Answer Nano/microfluidic Systems), Nanobiosensors for Bio/Chemical/Environmental Applications, World-to-Chip Interfacing and Packaging, Single Cell Manipulation, Sorting, Detection; Microvalves, Micropumps, Microfluidics

Vasili Perebeinos


Ph.D., Stony Brook University

230 I Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1606

Email: vasilipe@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Theory and modelling of electrical and optical properties of low dimensional materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other 2D materials 

Paras Prasad

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

428 Natural Sciences Complex

Phone: (716) 645-4148

Email: pnprasad@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Preparation, Processing and Theoretical Modeling of Nanostructured Photonic Materials; Biophotonics; Nonlinear Optical Processes; Metamaterials

Arindam Sanyal

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

230 F Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-9166

Email: arindams@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Analog, mixed-signal integrated design; time-domain ADC design; mismatch and ISI shaping in DACs; analog circuit design for biomedical applications

Uttam Singisetti

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

230 H Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1536

Email: uttamsin@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Advanced GaN and Novel III-N Devices for THz electronics; Transport in III-N Hetero-Structures; Novel Devices Utilizing New Materials Functionalities; Energy-Efficient, Nano-Electronics in Emerging Materials

Konstantinos Slavakis

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology

225 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1012

Email: kslavaki@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Signal processing; Machine learning; Big data analytics; (Stochastic) optimization; Online learning; Adaptive signal processing; Dimensionality reduction; Clustering; Image processing; Communications

Weifeng Su


Ph.D., University of Delaware

227 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1028

Email: weifeng@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Wireless Communications and Networking, MIMO Systems and Space-Time Coding, MIMO-OFDM Systems, Cooperative Communications for Wireless Networks

Zhi Sun

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

218 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1608

Email: zhisun@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Wireless Communications and Networking, especially Wireless Communications in Extreme Environments, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Underground Networks, Wireless Intra-Body Networks, Cyber Physical Systems

Chu-Ryang Wie


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

230 B Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1023

Email: wie@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Semiconductor devices - device reliability under voltage/current stress, radiation (gamma-ray, proton, x-ray) effect, X-ray analysis of semiconductor materials such as metamorphic buffer materials using reciprocal space mapping and other x-ray methods, Semiconductor nanodevice visual simulation, quantum entanglement and visualization

Xiu Yao

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

210 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1027

Email: xiuyao@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Power electronics, Microgrid control and protection, High voltage dc transmission, High voltage engineering

Leslie (Lei) Ying

Clifford C. Furnas Professor

Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

223 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1609

Email: leiying@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Compressed sensing, Magnetic resonance imaging, Image reconstruction

Jim (Jian-Ping) Zheng

SUNY Empire Innovation Professor

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

113 B Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1194

Email: jzheng@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Energy storage/conversion materials and devices, nano-materials and devices fabrication and characterization, solid-state thin film deposition, and optoelectronic devices, nonlinear optics

Jennifer Zirnheld

Maxwell Technologies Inc. Professor

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

213 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1033

Email: zirnheld@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Insulation Coordination; Energy Systems; Mobility Platforms; Nano-Dielectrics

Shaofeng Zou

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Syracuse University

228 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1053

Email: szou3@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Statistical signal processing, statistical learning theory, information theory, sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and wireless networks.

Teaching Faculty

Kevin Burke

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

220 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1038

Email: kmburke@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Power and Energy Management, Power Transmission and Distribution, Dielectric Phenomena, Pulsed Power, Insulation Performance/Reliability 

Farah Vandrevala

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

230 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3115

Email: farahper@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus:  Material characterization, Terahertz spectroscopy, and Metrology. 

Research Faculty

Filippo Malandra

Assistant Professor of Research

Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

230 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1151

Email: filippom@buffalo.edu

Specialty/Research Focus
: Internet of Things, Wireless Communications, Cellular networks (4G/5G), Network performance analysis and simulation, Communications for the Smart Grid, Optimization, Machine learning.​

Affiliated Faculty

Athos Petrou

UB Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Purdue University

327 Fronczak

Phone: (716) 645-6183

Email: petrou@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Magneto-spectroscopy in the visible and near-infrared of semiconductor nanostructures and devices.

Albert Titus

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

230 J Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1019

Email: ahtitus@buffalo.edu


Specialty/Research Focus: Analog VLSI Design; Silicon-Based Neuromorphic Visual Processing Systems; Neural Networks; Electronic Routing and Packaging Design; Electron Beam Lithography; Sensors; Optoelectronics

Emeritus Faculty

Wayne Anderson .

Wayne Anderson

Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

230 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1031

Email: waanders@buffalo.edu

Specialty/Research Focus:  Semiconductors; Photovoltaics; Thin films and thin film transistors; Defect spectroscopy

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David Shaw

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Purdue University

230 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3112

Email: dshaw@buffalo.edu

Specialty/Research Focus: Carbon Nanotubes; High temperature Superconductivity and Super Conducting Power Systems; Thin Flims; Plasma Dynamics; Aerosol Mechanics
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Darold Wobschall.

Darold Wobschall

Emeritus Associate Professor

Ph.D., Biophysics, University at Buffalo

230 C Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1037

Email: ecedcw@buffalo.edu

Specialty/Research Focus:  Electronic instrumentation, sensor development, and bioengineering.