Edward Furlani


Specialty/Research Focus: Computational Physics/Multidisciplinary Modeling: Nanophotonics; Plasmonics and Metamaterials; Optofluidics; MEMS/MOEMS Simulation; Microfluidics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Inkjet Systems; Applied Magnetics; Biomagnetics

Contact Information

113 B Davis Hall 

Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1194

Email: efurlani@buffalo.edu

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PhD SUNY at Buffalo Theoretical Physics 1982
MA SUNY at Buffalo Physics 1980
BS SUNY at Buffalo Electrical Engineering 1977

Professional Experience

UB Departments of Chemical & Biological and Electrical Engineering Professor 2011-current
Institute for Lasers Photonics and Biophotonics, SUNY UB Research Professor 2003-current
Eastman Kodak Research Labs Senior Principal Scientist 1982-2010

Honors and Rewards

Society for Imaging Science and Technology - Prolific Inventor Award      2008
Eastman Kodak Company - Chief Technology Officer Century Award for achieving 100 US patents      2001
Eastman Kodak Company - Distinguished Inventor Award      1998

Professional Service

International Conferences

Symposium Organizer and Chair: Microfluidics and Nano Fluidics, NSTI Nanotech Conf.  2012-present
Symposium Co-Chair: Microfluidics and Nano Fluidics, NSTI Nanotech Conf. 2011
Conference Committee Member: MEMS & Microsystems, NSTI Nanotech Conf. 2005-2011
Conference Committee Member: American Vacuum Society - International Symposium and Exhibition 2009-2010
Conference Session Chair: Micro and Nano Fluidics, Devices, Applications, Two-Phase Microfluidics, NSTI Nanotech Conf. 2006-2011
Conference Session Chair: Bioengineering, Optics and Photonics, Comsol Conference 2008-2009

Member of Scientific Review Panels

NSF Panels

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI), Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFIR), Advanced Imaging, and Sensing for Human Health, Biophotonics (BISH), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT), Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER), Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

International Review Panel

Research Directorate for the University of Cyprus, Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC) of Singapore.

Journal Reviewer

Applied Physics Letters,  Anals of Biomedical Engineering,  Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Experiments in Fluids, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,  IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility,  IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology,  IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics,  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Computational Biology, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Journal of Physics A:Mathematical and Theoretical, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics,  Journal of Theoretical Biology, Lab on a Chip, Langmuir, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics,  Nano Letters, Nanomedicine, Optics Communications, Optics Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, Physics of Fluids, Sensors, Scientific Reports, Separation Science and Technology


  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Senior Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Member, Optical Society of America