Research Highlights

See research accomplishments and recogition of our faculty and students, from honors to publications to sponsored research awards. 


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


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.


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. 


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. 


PhD candidate Jorge Cueto devised a patent-pending system of telescoping rectangular fiber-reinforced concrete boxes that he hopes will be the basis for "rise on demand" flood walls. 


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.


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. 

IBE and MCEER to Receive Upto $15M in Funding from FHWA

The Institute of Bridge Engineering and MCEER received a contract valued at up to $15M over a period of five years to provide structural engineering services to the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Bridges and Structures. 


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.