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EE is proud to highlight our faculty, students and alumni that have been recognized for their accomplishments in research, career, academics and service. 

The UB ExtremeComms Lab's development of first-ever underwater WiFi network was successful in Erie Hack, a competition aimed to drive innovation in the water technology sector.
PhD candidate Phil Schneider presented “Test Phantom Fingers for Higher Biometric Security.”

A new tradition honoring academic achievement in coursework and the graduate comprehensive exam has started at EE!


Graduate students from EE presented their research posters to faculty, staff, fellow students, and members of the community during the annual Graduate Student Poster competitions at the Department and School-Wide Levels.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is helping UB become a premier public research university. 

Paras Prasad has been honored by leading professional societies in the fields of both Optics and Photonics (OSA, The Optics Society) and Engineering (IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


Jarrett Franklin received the Academic All-MAC honor for excellence in athletics and academics.

The EE Alumnus also served as Director of the National Science Foundation.

EE Alumnus Bilel Neji is head of product design and development at Bak USA, a social/business enterprise in downtown Buffalo.

Assistant Professor Liang Feng has been honored with an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, one of the most prestigious awards the Army grants to early career researchers and scientists. YIP awards specifically support research in areas relevant to the Army and are intended to encourage careers in teaching and research.