The SEAS Engineering Machine Shop supports experimental
research, student clubs and course requirements. Highly
skilled staff provide technical support for faculty, staff
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The machine shop offers:
Design assistance, repairs, fabrication and assembly of
laboratory components, equipment and machinery using a wide range
of materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastics
Full complement of modern precision tooling and machinery,
including CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machining.
Supervised student workshop, that following a safety
orientation, allows hands-on access to machines and equipment for
undergraduate and graduate engineering students involved in
designing and fabrication of research equipment and class projects.
It is also available to Engineering Club members that are involved
in designing and fabrication of competitive intercollegiate
Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of
engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields.
They develop new solutions for improving human health, health care,
and quality of life for all people.
We pursue integrative research and offer graduate training at
the frontiers of chemical engineering in three main areas:
nanoscale science and engineering, computational science and
engineering, and biochemical and biomedical engineering.
Our combination of computer science and computer engineering
reflects our commitment to a modern integrated environment for
research and education in computing, suited to the emerging shape
of information science and technology in the 21st century.
From smart phones to green appliances, electrical engineers turn
knowledge into reality. Our faculty engage in research
to create the knowledge needed to solve problems in areas such
as communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and
photonics and energy systems.
Stemming from interaction with our faculty, our graduates are
ideally prepared to contribute to the enhancement of society
through the development of socially relevant products for
communications (e.g., cellphones, video phones, televisions, etc.),
materials and devices for alternative (greener) energy sources
(e.g., solar cells, thermoelectric, electric motors, etc.), new
batteries for storage of energy, energy efficient systems, and
biomedical instruments that aid us when we are sick (e.g.,
physiological sensors and monitors, pacemakers, etc.). Our broad
based program provides skill sets that are applicable to basic
research as well as product design, development, and
These skills can be also applied to the service industry including
technical sales and marketing, consulting, and education. Our
students leave UB with the skills to contribute immediately and the
knowledge that enables them to grow and innovate throughout their
The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a
forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address
regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate
research and education in advanced manufacturing and
Many subjects addressed by mechanical and aerospace engineers
are inderdisciplinary in nature. For example, MAE research in
computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic
landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping hazard areas.