Our People

Faculty

Scott Broderick, PhD
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

137 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3395

scottbro@buffalo.edu

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Materials informatics; Electronic structure calculations; Atom probe tomography; Combinatorial materials science

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137 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3395

scottbro@buffalo.edu

David Eason, PhD
PhD, Physics, North Carolina State University

208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8496

dbeason@buffalo.edu

Technical Director, Shared Instrumentation Laboratories
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Thin film deposition

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208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8496

dbeason@buffalo.edu

Erik Einarsson, PhD
PhD, University of Tokyo

113 D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5089

erikeina@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Synthesis of low-dimensional materials such as graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes, materials characterization, and THz applications of nanoscale materials.

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113 D Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5089

erikeina@buffalo.edu

Alan Friedman, PhD
PhD, Chemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara

515 Natural Sciences Complex

Phone: (716) 645-2771

alanfrie@buffalo.edu

Research Associate Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Analytical chemistry; organometallic chemistry; photochemistry

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515 Natural Sciences Complex

Phone: (716) 645-2771

alanfrie@buffalo.edu

Thomas Grant, PhD
PhD, Structural and Computational Biology, University at Buffalo

Hauptman-Woodward Institute

700 Ellicott Street

Office 209

Phone: (716) 898-8675

tgrant@hwi.buffalo.edu

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Protein crystallography and X-ray diffraction studies

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Hauptman-Woodward Institute

700 Ellicott Street

Office 209

Phone: (716) 898-8675

tgrant@hwi.buffalo.edu

Quanxi Jia, PhD
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Buffalo

136 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1157

qxjia@buffalo.edu

Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research
Scientific Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Thin film nanostructured multifunctional materials; heteroepitaxial growth and processing-structure-property relationship of thin films; synthesis, characterization, and application of nanostructured multifunctional materials; monolithic integration of thin film materials with complimentary functionalities for devices

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136 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1157

qxjia@buffalo.edu

Eaton Lattman, PhD
PhD, Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

700 Ellicott Street

Phone: (716) 898-8612

eatonlat@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor
Department of Structural Biology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research Topics: X-ray free-electron lasers in biological scattering; protein folding; development and improvement of methods in protein crystallography

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Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

700 Ellicott Street

Phone: (716) 898-8612

eatonlat@buffalo.edu

Baishakhi Mazumder, PhD
PhD, Physics and Materials Science, University of Rouen, France

129 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 6451156

baishakh@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Chemical imaging through atom probe tomography

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129 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 6451156

baishakh@buffalo.edu

Prathima Nalam, PhD
PhD, Materials Science, ETH Zurich

128 Bell Hall

prathima@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Tribology, soft mechanics, surface and interfacial forces, and atomic force microscopy

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E. Bruce Pitman, PhD
PhD, Mathematics, Duke University

123 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0739

pitman@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Mathematical modeling; high performance computing; model uncertainty and uncertainty quanti cation

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123 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0739

pitman@buffalo.edu

Krishna Rajan, ScD
ScD, Materials Science, MIT

120 Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1380

krajan3@buffalo.edu

Erich Bloch Chair
Empire Innovation Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Materials informatics; Quantitative high resolution imaging; Atom probe tomography

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120 Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1380

krajan3@buffalo.edu

Kristofer Reyes, PhD
PhD, Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan

134 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5159

kreyes3@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Applied mathematics for computational chemistry and materials science; machine learning algorithms applied to materials science; kinetic Monte Carlo methods in materials simulation

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134 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5159

kreyes3@buffalo.edu

Jung-Hun Seo, PhD
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

135 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1881

junghuns@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Development of next generation flexible electronics and optoelectronics; novel nano/micro fabrication processes for the future flexible and stretchable electronics; development and heterogeneous integration of novel low-dimension or ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors

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135 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1881

junghuns@buffalo.edu

Grace Wang, PhD
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering. Northwestern University

Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
The State University of New York
Olga Wodo, PhD
PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

125 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1377

olgawodo@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Informatics and high performance computing for materials design and manufacturing

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125 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1377

olgawodo@buffalo.edu

Fei Yao, PhD
PhD, Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea; Physics, Ecole Polytechnique, France

132 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5403

feiyao@buffalo.edu

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nanomaterials and nanostructures for energy storage and conversion

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132 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5403

feiyao@buffalo.edu

Xian Zhang, PhD
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

133 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5162

xazhang@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Nano-materials (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides) for various applications and basic science; novel techniques in fabrication and characterization.

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133 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5162

xazhang@buffalo.edu

Staff

Margaret Poniatowski

Assistant to the Chair

Department of Materials Design and Innovation

120 Bonner Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4351

Email: mmp28@buffalo.edu

Research Staff and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Tianmu Zhang
Research Scientist

Dr. Toshihasa Munekata
Visiting Scholar, MDI-Industry Scholar Residence Program
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America