Faculty Directory

Ladder Faculty

Jon Bird .

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

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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

brandon choi .

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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Michael Langberg.

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 .

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. 

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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 liu.

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 .

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

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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

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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

kostas slavakis .

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

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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

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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.

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 .

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

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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

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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

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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 .

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 

Research Faculty

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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 .

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.

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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

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