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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 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.
EE Assistant Professor, Qiaoqiang Gan, has been honored as a UB Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator. The award is presented to untenured researchers whose work has garnered universal acclaim or completed under the auspices of a prestigious fellowship grant.
The Department of Electrical Engineering has been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” and specialty rankings. Of 189 programs in electrical / electronic / communications engineering, UB's was ranked #57, the top 29% of all EE programs.
The UB Space Bulls earned a place in the prestigious NASA and NIA RASC-AL Robo-Ops Planetary Rover Competition.