Meet Our New Faculty

26 new faculty hired in 2018

Chosen for their outstanding research achievements to date and for what they will contribute to engineering, to UB and to their professions, our new faculty members will lead us in new directions and push us to ever greater achievements. We are delighted to welcome them to UB.

Biomedical Engineering
 

Xiaoliang Zhang

Xiaoliang Zhang, Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Rudiyanto Gunawan

Rudiyanto Gunawan, Associate Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Ian Bradley

Ian Bradley, Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Xiao Liang

Xiao Liang, Research Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

David Doermann

David Doermann, Empire Innovation Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Zhanpeng Jin

Zhanpeng Jin, Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Junsong Yuan

Junsong Yuan, Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Kenny Joseph

Kenny Joseph, Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Weihang Wang

Weihang Wang, Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Jingjing Meng

Jingjing Meng, Teaching Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

Vasili Perebeinos

Vasili Perebeinos, Professor

Electrical Engineering

Zhangyu Guan

Zhangyu Guan, Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

Luis Herrera

Luis Herrera, Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

Shaofeng Zou

Shaofeng Zou, Assistant Professor

Engineering Education

Kristen Moore

Kristen Moore, Associate Professor

Engineering Education

Arezoo Hajesfandiari

Arezoo Hajesfandiari, Teaching Assistant Professor

Engineering Education
 

Lauren Kuryloski

Lauren Kuryloski, Assistant Teaching Professor

Engineering Education
 

Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie Phillips, Assistant Professor of Practice

Engineering Education
 

Presentacion Rivera Reyes

Presentacion Rivera Reyes, Assistant Teaching Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Sayanti Mukherjee

Sayanti Mukherjee, Assistant Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Johnson Fadeyi

Johnson Fadeyi, Assistant Teaching Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Shenqiang Ren

Shenqiang Ren, Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

James Chen

James Chen, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Frank Lagor

Frank Lagor, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Craig Snoeyink

Craig Snoeyink, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ardeshir Raihanian Mashhadi

Ardeshir Raihanian Mashhadi, Teaching Assistant Professor

34 new faculty hired in 2017

Biomedical Engineering
 

Jing Wang

Jing Wang, Teaching Assistant Professor
 

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Thomas Thundat

Thomas Thundat, Empire Innovation Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Eleni Kyriakidou

Eleni Kyriakidou, Assistant Professor
 

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Monica Lupion-Cordero

Monica Lupion-Cordero, Teaching Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

David Courtemanche

David Courtemanche, Teaching Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Darrell Kaminski

Darrell Kaminski, Assistant Professor of Practice

Computer Science and Engineering
 

Marina Blanton

Marina Blanton, Associate Professor
 

Computer Science and Engineering
 

Matthew Knepley

Matthew Knepley, Associate Professor
 

Computer Science and Engineering

Changyou Chen

Changyou Chen, Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Mingchen Gao

Mingchen Gao, Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

A. Erdem Sariyuce

A. Erdem Sariyuce, Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Alan Hung

Alan Hunt, Professor of Practice

Electrical Engineering

Jun (Brandon) Choi

Jun (Brandon) Choi, Assistant Professor
 

Electrical Engineering

Huamin Li

Huamin Li, Assistant Professor
 

Electrical Engineering

Peter Qiang Liu

Peter Qiang Liu, Assistant Professor
 

Engineering Education

Keshab Acharya

Keshab Acharya, Teaching Assistant Professor

Engineering Education
 

Emily Hammond

Emily Hammond, Teaching Assistant Professor

Engineering Education
 

Amy Baird

Amy Baird, Assistant Professor of Practice

Engineering Education
 

Kris Depowski O'Donnell

Kristen Depowski O'Donnell, Assistant Professor of Practice

Industrial and Systems Engineering

H. Winnie Chen

Winnie Chen, Assistant Professor
 

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hongyue Sun

Hongyue Sun, Assistant Professor
 

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mohamed Awwad

Mohamed Awwad, Teaching Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Baishakhi Mazumder

Baishakhi Mazumder, Assistant Professor
 

Materials Design and Innovation

Prathima Nalam

Prathima Nalam, Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Kristofer Reyes

Kristofer Reyes, Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Fei Yao

Fei Yao, Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Alan Friedman

Alan Friedman, Research Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Francine Battaglia

Francine Battaglia, Professor
 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Vojislav Kalanovic

Vojislav Kalanovic, Professor of Practice

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Javid Bayandor

Javid Bayandor, Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Yaowu Hu

Yaowu Hu, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Minghui Zheng

Minghui Zheng, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aaron Estes

Aaron Estes, Teaching Assistant Professor
 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Lieselle Trinidad

Liselle Trinidad, Teaching Assistant Professor

16 new faculty hired in 2016

Biomedical Engineering
 

Anirban Dutta

Anirban Dutta, Assistant Professor
 

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Natesh Parashurama

Natesh Parashurama, Assistant Professor
 

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Nirupam Aich

Nirupam Aich, Assistant Professor
 

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Kamelia Atefi MonfaredJohn D. Atkinson

Kamelia Atefi Monfared, Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Negar Elhami Khorasani

Negar Elhami Khorasani, Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Lauren Sassoubre

Lauren Sassoubre, Assistant Professor
 

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Zhenduo Zhu

Zhenduo Zhu, Assistant Professor
 

Computer Science and Engineering
 

Marco Gaboardi

Marco Gaboardi, Assistant Professor
 

Computer Science and Engineering

Jesse Hartloff

Jesse Hartloff, Teaching Assistant Professor
 

Electrical Engineering

Arindam Sanyal

Arindam Sanyal, Assistant Professor
 

Engineering Education

Julia Latorre

Julia Latorre, Teaching Assistant Professor
 

Engineering Education

Jennifer Haggerty

Jennifer Haggerty, Teaching Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Quanxi Jia

Quanxi Jia, Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research; Scientific Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Materials Design and Innovation

Jung Hun Seo

Jung Hun Seo, Assistant Professor
 

Materials Design and Innovation

Scott Broderick

Scott Broderick, Research Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Souma Chowdhury

Souma Chowdhury, Assistant Professor