A research team led by CSEE Professor Cemal Basaran received a $800,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop graphene nanoribbons that may revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other devices.
Ramla Qureshi, a PhD structural engineering student, working with assistant professor Negar Elhami Khorasani, received an award from the Mark Diamond Research Fund to support part of her research in fire engineering and multi-hazard analysis.
Michel Bruneau, a Professor in UB's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering co-authored a reporting highlighting the reconstruction of Christichurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, following a 2010-11 earthquake series.
A UB study involving faculty members Adel Sadek and Qing He examined how weather-related tweets can be analyzed to bolster computer models that recommend safe driving speeds and routes during inclement weather.
Ketan Ragalwar, a PhD student working with assistant professor Ravi Ranade, received a grant to partially fund his research on concrete filled steel tubes used in bridges and piles in seismically active regions.
This research examines the expected structural damage in a tunnel during a fire event, and concludes that, although safety may not be compromised, significant damage to the tunnel structure could be incurred.
MS environmental engineering student Kristina Macro, PhD environmental engineering student Abdulraham Hassaballah and environmental engineering undergraduate student Jeremy Nyitrai presented research on water and wastewater at the 2018 NYWEA conference. The group was advised by environmental engineering faculty members Lauren Sassoubre and Ning Dai
Teng Wu, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD student, Red Snaiki developed an analytical framework to estimate rain rate during tropical cyclones.
Assistant Professor Xiao Liang will collaborate with faculty members in UB's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department as well as faculty at the University of Florida on a $3 million NSF-funded project.
Professor Andrew S. Whittaker was awarded the 2017 Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award, given annually by the Structural Engineering Institute to a structural engineer who has demonstrated technical expertise in and dedication to the development of structural codes and standards. Read More about Whittaker's Walter P. Moore Jr. Award
Assistant professor Pinar Okumus received a National Science Foundation Award for Collaborative Research: Resilient Seismic Retrofit by Integrating Selective Weakening and Self-Centering. In this project, a new seismic retrofit method, integrating the concepts of selective weakening, hinged walls, and self-centering, will be investigated to achieve low seismic damage. Read more about Okumus' grant
Assistant professor Andreas Stavridis is the primary investigator on a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Michel Bruneau, a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering received a grant from the Pankow Foundation to research R-Factors developed from FEMA P-695 studies for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls - Concrete Filled. Read more about Bruneau's grant
Pinar Okumus received a grant from FM Global and Business and Industry.
Alan Rabideau, Professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, received a grant from the Buffalo Water Board and Public Government.
Stephen Still Assistant Professor Qing He received a grant from the New York State Department of Transportation
Ning Dai, and assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering received an NSF CAREER award to study the Impacts of Marine Algal Blooms on Disinfection By-Product Formation in Seawater Desalination. Read more about Dai's award
Assistant Professor Ravi Ranade received a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Research in computational engineering mechanics involves the application of the fundamental principles of solid and fluid mechanics to a variety of emerging engineering problems, using state-of-the-science numerical algorithms and high-performance computing technology.
Research in geotechnical engineering addresses computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials. Current areas of investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), multiple-hazard mitigation, and response modification devices.
Research in environmental engineering seeks to better understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the health of our environment and to pursue innovative solutions for its protection.