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
Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami
lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more
than vacuum your home? These questions and much more will be
deliberated as roughly 2,000 engineers gather Aug. 17-20, in
Buffalo, N.Y., to discuss advanced manufacturing and design.
The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of RENEW
(Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an
ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute
that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental
issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they
As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and
more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases.
This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics
inside the gadgets to fail.