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
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
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.
In a continuing effort to promote interdisciplinary research,
and foster relationships with government and industry to grow the
Western New York economy, the University at Buffalo is making some
of the region’s most advanced science and engineering
equipment, and cutting edge research facilities, available for
Andrew Whittaker, a professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering and director of MCEER, was
recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil
Engineers and ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute.
Teng Wu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering, received the Alfred Noble
prize, which recognizes a technical paper of exceptional merit
whose first author is younger than 35.
Discovered in 2004,graphene consists of a single layer of carbon
atoms packed together in a honeycomb-like pattern. It is 1 million
times thinner than a human hair, 300 times stronger than steel, the
best-known conductor of heat and electricity, and, under certain
conditions, lighter than air. These attributes could, among other
things, help make computers faster, batteries more powerful and
solar panels more efficient.