UB awarded $2.6 million from SUNY to recruit top faculty researchers for biomedical engineering and UB RENEW

UB has been awarded two grants worth $2.6 million to hire senior faculty members who will grow UB’s research expertise in biomedical engineering, energy and the environment, and other disciplines, while providing students with world-class educational opportunities.

The grants, from the State University of New York’s Investment and Performance Fund, are part of a statewide commitment of roughly $8 million to numerous SUNY campuses in support of SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program, which helps campus efforts to recruit faculty with proven track records of externally-funded research.

At UB, the money will support the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and UB RENEW, a cross-disciplinary institute that tackles pressing environmental issues.