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Innovative Research

Our annual research expenditures are currently about $65 million and our per-faculty research expenditure puts us in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering schools, according to the National Science Foundation.


Multidisciplinary teams collaborate in centers and specially funded initiatives to address important social needs like health care, personal security and recovery from natural disasters.


From tissue engineering and medical imaging to nanoelectronics, aeronautics, materials science and more, our faculty are at the forefront of their fields. Explore the research being done at University at Buffalo

Communities of Excellence are an innovative and integrated approach to addressing critical societal challenges through impactful interdisciplinary research, education and engagement.

UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute is university-wide and interdisciplinary, focusing on complex energy and environmental issues, as well as the social and economic ramifications. It helps develop and coordinate innovative research, education and outreach programs.

Interdisciplinary research creates rich opportunities for scientific breakthroughs. Colleagues in diverse fields share insights and learning, helping to create a fertile climate for discovery.



CBS Innovation Nation Features UB Water Lens
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For 1 in 7 people, finding clean water is a monumental challenge. undergraduate students and engineering professor James Jensen found a unique solution. Read the news release.