Press Releases

Our faculty and students have made important and internationally recognized contributions to engineering, science and technology.  These discoveries have far-reaching impacts in such areas as communications, energy, and medicine.  Our faculty develop socially relevant communications products, innovative materials and devices that create greener, more energy-efficient solutions for our world.

Engineers receive $2.7 million Air Force grant to develop cognitive radio, which avoid wireless traffic jams by exploiting unused radio spectrum.
Engineers are developing an optical “nanocavity” to boost light absorption in semiconductors; it could improve solar cells, cameras and more.
Research hints that nanodevices in microcircuits can protect themselves from heat generation; could boost computing power without large-scale changes to electronics.
Researchers are developing a deep-sea computing network to improve how we detect tsunamis, monitor pollution and conduct surveillance.
UB Engineers Receive $850K Grant to help Intel, IBM and other revolutionize computing
UB engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research.
Metamaterials are poised to bring new dimensions to the science and applications of complex light
UB color-identification technology named a game-changer by Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  The invention is one of five of the society's 2013 list of Innovations that Could Change the Way You Manufacture.