Four receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

Chang Wen Chen, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was recognized as “among the most highly respected leaders in the international image and video processing community.” A prolific scholar and Fellow of IEEE and SPIE, he has garnered approximately $10 million in external research funding. He joined UB in 2008.

Jeffrey Errington, an expert in molecular simulation, was recognized for his contributions to molecular modeling methods and simulations that have resulted in advances in the understanding of numerous physical phenomena. He is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and SEAS associate dean for undergraduate education. He joined UB in 2001.

Hui Meng was recognized  as an expert and leader in two distinct fields: experimental fluid mechanics and cerebral aneurysm and hemodynamics. Meng joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1999, and was named a research professor in the Department of Neurosurgery in 2004 and adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2010. Her work has provided the foundation for efforts to improve diagnostics, early detection, surgical management and treatment of brain aneurysms.

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Paul Schifferle (BS ’88, Aerospace, MS ’04, Mechanical) has served as an adjunct instructor since 2002. With nearly three decades of industry experience, including Calspan Aerospace, where he currently is senior director of programs, Schifferle has taught more than 1,000 students over the course of his career at UB. His student evaluation ratings are consistently higher than the average for SEAS faculty.