Research Centers and Labs

Our modern, well-equipped laboratories support department research activities and actively participate in the research programs of various research centers.

The GETCOT Lab applies a multi-disciplinary approach to develop design engineering solutions with the ultimate goal of creating sustainable systems.

We strive to tackle a broad range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary problems, from cardiovascular flows to aquatic swimming, by developing advanced computational tools for state-of-the-art high-performance computing clusters. 

The Composite Materials Research Laboratory conducts active research on metal-matrix, polymer-matrix, cement-matrix, carbon-matrix and ceramic-matrix composite materials for aerospace, automotive, marine, construction, electronic, and other industrial applications.

Research at ANCS focuses on the areas of attitude estimation, nonlinear filtering, uncertainty propagation, space systems, stochastic control, and robust control.

The focus of our research group is on the development and application of numerical modeling and simulation techniques to understand energy transfer in reacting flow systems.

Research areas in the Human in the Loop System (HILS) lab include: Brain Computer Interfaces, Cognitive Rehabilitations, Cognitive Monitoring and Skill Assessment, Multi-modal Human Robot Interaction, Human Activity Recognition


ESDRG creates custom design strategies and software tools for complex system development. Our comprehensive approach focuses on diverse engineering phenomena, the combined effects of such, and the lifetime performance of the system

The research focus of the IDEAS lab is on the intersection of Smart Material Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics. It includes applications in Energy Harvesting, Implantable Medical Devices, Acoustic Metamaterials, MEMS, Acoustic and Vibrations, Renewable Energy, and Mechatronics. The research involves both analytical modeling and experimental investigations.

At the DOES laboratory, research is being conducted to promote and advance the state-of-the-art in multidisciplinary design optimization and modern design theory. Current research deals with multidimensional visualization of uncertainty, reconfigurable systems, mass customization, and decision making techniques. We have an extensive list of publications that are available.

Our group carries out research that falls under the overarching themes of dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and smart materials. We apply theoretical, computational and experimental tools to design, model, and optimize innovative systems which harvest ambient energy, adapt intelligently to changing environments, and possess mechanical properties that are, otherwise, not feasible.

MADLab is a research lab dedicated to establishing new computational methods, user interfaces, and devices to provide innovative solutions to manufacturing and engineering design problem.

Research related to modeling, system identification and control of dynamical systems is the focus of this lab. The research is application driven. For instance, development of prefiltering techniques for the attenuation of residual vibration is motivated by applications such as seek control algorithms for hard disk drives.

Our group focuses on research related to the general area of uncertainty propagation, nonlinear filtering, stochastic control and multi-resolution modeling.

Microscale Combustion: Defining the fundamental understanding of small-scale combustion phenomena.

Laser Diagnostics: Improving how we study and control combustion phenomena with photons.

Sustainable Energy: Developing the next-generation of renewable fuels for greater efficiency and lower emissions.

CUBRC is an independent, not-for-profit, multidisciplinary research center, founded as a strategic partnership to bring together scientists and engineers for synergistic research and to provide significant growth opportunities in Western New York.

The Center for Computational Research maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in scientific computing, software engineering, parallel computing, grid computing, visualization, advanced database design, and networking.

The Center for Multisource Information Fusion focuses on how users can be helped to assess complex situations more accurately by combining effectively the core evidence in the massive, diverse and sometimes conflicting data received from multiple sources.

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in North America. In 1991, with grants from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and the Diasonics Corporation of America, Drs. L. N. Hopkins and Lee Guterman founded a neuroendovascular research laboratory to investigate new ways to prevent and treat stroke. Today their laboratory has evolved into the Toshiba Stroke Research Center at the University at Buffalo, the most advanced angiographic research facility in the world.