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Research Highlights

See research accomplishments and recognition of our faculty and students, from honors to publications to sponsored research awards. 

"Sunlight-powered purifier could clean water for the impoverished" highlights Professor Gan's solar device research which could help address global drinking water shortages.
The article, "Wanted: In-flight Drone Charging, Itty-Bitty Spy Cams, and More" discusses a recent Broad Agency Announcement from the U.S. Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, and includes Professor Jornet's thoughts on how to achieve one of their requirements: a mini wireless video transmitter.
The article, "Hyperlens lights a new path to nanofabrication" highlights Professor Litchinitser's work in which a metamaterial lens beats diffraction limit and could bolster photolithography.
Edward Furlani and Josep Jornet (along with UB professors Albert Titus, Mark Ehrensberger, and Tom Furlani) will collaborate on the project, developing a new class of programmable electrical stimulation devices with integrated sensor and communications technologies, for the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG).
The project, "Microfluidic 3D Capillary Network Test Phantom for Subdermal Vascular Imaging," will be funded by NSF I/UCRC CITeR (Center for Identification Technology Research).
"The Interlaced Partition Multiplier" by Christopher Fritz and Adly Fam published in IEEE Transactions on Computers.
Qiaoqiang Gan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Enginering, has his research featured on the homepage of the National Science Foundation website.  
"Good Code Sets from Complementary Pairs via Symmetrical/Anti-symmetrical Chips", co-authored by Ravi Kadlimatti and Adly T. Fam  has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems (TAES).
The research of Natalia Litchinitser, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, is featured on the National Science Foundation "News From the Field" website.  
"Single-mode laser by parity-time symmetry breaking" co-authored by Liang Feng, Zi Jing Wong, Ren-Min Ma, Yuan Wang and Xiang Zhang.
Ph.D. students George Sklivanitis and Emrecan Demirors are the winners of the  "2014 Nutaq Software-Defined Radio Academic US National Contest."
Professor Adly T. Fam and former student, Dr. Aaron Roof, have been issued patent number 8,731,293 "REPRESENTING SIGNALS FOR CLASSIFICATION." 
Jingbo Sun, Natalia Litchinitser, Alexander Cartwright, Xi Wang, Tianboyu Zu, and Zhaxylyk Kudyshev co-authored the article on structured light applications.
Air Force Research Laboratory awards project to Professors Stella Batalama, Dimitris Pados, Tommaso Melodia and Weifeng Su
"Concealing with Structured Light" by Dr. Jingbo Sun (Litchinitser Lab postdoc), Natalia Litchinitser, Alexander Cartwright and their students published in Scientific Reports.
Professor Mastronarde to conduct research on scheduling mission-critical flows in congested and contested airborne network environments
"Plasmonic interferometric sensor arrays for high-performance label-free biomolecular detection" that has been featured as a cover article of the journal Lab on a Chip.
Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there’s been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components.
Exploring New Frontiers in Communications and Networking: Technological advancements could lead to improvements in tsunami detection, offshore oil and natural gas exploration, surveillance, pollution monitoring and other activities.
The paper, titled  "Virtual hyperbolic metamaterials for manipulating radar signals in air,"  is co-authored by Zhaxylyk A. Kudyshev, Martin C. Richardson and Natalia M. Litchinitser.
2013 International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) Best Paper Award in Physical Layer Communications and Signal Processing for ‘‘Some Options for L1-Subspace Signal Processing.’’
Professor Edward Furlani received an NSF SBIR subaward for the development of a Macroscale Knudsen Pumped Solar Thermal Collector.
Two articles, co-authored by Professor Bird, have appeared in this highly recognized journal in the field of electronics.