Safe Start Status

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is committed to protecting the health and safety of the SEAS community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission. 

Here you'll find the current status of SEAS labs, offices and community spaces, as well as office hours, room capacity limits and more for anyone wishing to connect with a SEAS office or utilize a shared SEAS space. This is not a complete list of SEAS spaces. Information will be added and updated as it becomes available and is subject to change without notice. Please check back frequently.

In addition to the restrictions, notes and instructions below, all SEAS faculty, staff, students and visitors must abide by UB's Health and Safety Guidelines.

Current Campus Status

Research and Teaching Labs

The University at Buffalo's research labs are currently in Phase 2. Only research labs that have been approved for Phase 2 reopening are currently open. Some teaching labs may be available as part of research lab reopening plans. Room capacity limits are subject to change without notice.

Administrative Offices and Other Spaces

For the health and safety of our community, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has reduced the number of staff working on campus and the occupancy of collaboriative spaces.

Some offices may be working remotely, have limited office hours or alternative schedules. Offices statuses include:

On-campus

Most or all office personnel are working on-campus and working regular office hours.

Remote

Most or all office personnel are working remotely and all services can be accessed online.

Hybrid

Some personnel may be working on-campus for limited days/hours in addition to working remotely.

Centrally Scheduled Classrooms

Classrooms are not included in the list below. Please visit the UB Information Technology website for information regarding centrally scheduled classrooms.

Look Up Spaces

Search below to find information about spaces in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition to the restrictions, notes and instructions below, all SEAS faculty, staff, students and visitors must abide by UB's Health and Safety Guidelines. Information will be added and updated as it becomes available.

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  • 338Y Davis Hall

    Contact(s):

    Software Lab
    Marina Blanto
    mblanton@buffalo.edu

    Jan Chomicki
    chomicki@buffalo.edu

    Weihang Wang
    weihangw@buffalo.edu

    Luke Ziarek
    lziarek@buffalo.edu

    Virginia Stever
    vastever@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-3519

    Current Status:

    Open with restrictions

    Room Capacity:

    4

    Restrictions:

    • Personnel must maintain at least 6 feet of physical separation unless absolutely unavoidable
    • Any work that can be done remotely should be done remotely
    • Room capacity is the maximum number of personnel simultaneously permitted in lab
  • 338Z Davis Hall

    Contact(s):

    Artificial Intelligence Lab
    Changyou Chen
    changyou@buffalo.edu

    Rohini Srihari
    rohini@buffalo.edu

    Sargur Srihari
    srihari@buffalo.edu

    Virginia Stever
    vastever@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-3519

    Current Status:

    Open with restrictions

    Room Capacity:

    4

    Restrictions:

    • Personnel must maintain at least 6 feet of physical separation unless absolutely unavoidable
    • Any work that can be done remotely should be done remotely
    • Room capacity is the maximum number of personnel simultaneously permitted in lab
  • 340 Davis Hall

    Contact(s):

    IoT and VLSI Lab
    Ram Sridhar
    rsidhar@buffalo.edu

    Wenyao Xu
    wenyaoxu@buffalo.edu

    Virginia Stever
    vastever@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-3519

    Current Status:

    Open with restrictions

    Room Capacity:

    7

    Restrictions:

    • Personnel must maintain at least 6 feet of physical separation unless absolutely unavoidable
    • Any work that can be done remotely should be done remotely
    • Room capacity is the maximum number of personnel simultaneously permitted in lab
  • 341 Davis Hall

    Contact(s):

    Bioinformatics Lab
    Jing Gao
    jing@buffalo.edu

    Lu Su
    lusu@buffalo.edu

    Virginia Stever
    vastever@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-3519

    Current Status:

    Open with restrictions

    Room Capacity:

    7

    Restrictions:

    • Personnel must maintain at least 6 feet of physical separation unless absolutely unavoidable
    • Any work that can be done remotely should be done remotely
    • Room capacity is the maximum number of personnel simultaneously permitted in lab
  • 342 Davis Hall

    Contact(s):

    Student Collaboration Space
    Virginia Stever
    vastever@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-3519

    Current Status:

    Open

    Room Capacity:

    3

  • 109 Fronczak Hall

    Contact(s):

    High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) Facility
    Yueling Qin
    yyqin@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-8698

    Donald Goralski
    goralski@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-5151

    Current Status:

    Open to authorized users; instrument reservations required

    Room Capacity:

    1

    Restrictions:

    • Open only to authorized users under University at Buffalo Phase 2 research laboratory guidelines. During this time, no new user orientation or training is being offered. 
    • Authorized users are required to use the online reservation system to schedule their use of equipment, and to observe all individual room occupancy limits and other COVID-19 safety precautions put in place, for their own safety and that of the entire campus community.
    • Room capacity limited to 1 user at a time.
    • All authorized users are required to submit a specific COVID-19 Supplement to the facility's Governance Document to continue access.
  • 107 Furnas Hall

    Current Status:

    Hybrid

    Notes & Instructions:

    The Office of STEM Diversity Programs and WiSE space will not be open to students during the fall 2020 semester. Both the Office of STEM Diversity Programs and WiSE will be working in a hybrid capacity with virtual office hours and limited in-person office hours by appointment only.

    To make an appointment with either Dr. T or Ms. Sonia, email them directly at lthomas@buffalo.edu or ssgrant2@buffalo.edu.

    To make an appointment with Chelsea Montrois, WiSE Program Coordinator, email ubwise@buffalo.edu.

  • 110 Furnas Hall

    Includes 109, 109A, 109B and 110A

    Contact(s):

    Materials Characterization Laboratory
    Zongmin (Shirley) Bei
    zongminb@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-1055

    Viswas Purohit
    viswaspu@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-2711

    Current Status:

    Open to authorized users; instrument reservations required

    Room Capacity:

    2-4

    Restrictions:

    • Open only to authorized users under University at Buffalo Phase 2 research laboratory guidelines. During this time, no new user orientation or training is being offered. 
    • Certain instruments are available only on certain days. Check equipment reservation calendar for availability.
    • Authorized users are required to use the online reservation system to schedule their use of equipment, and to observe all individual room occupancy limits and other COVID-19 safety precautions put in place, for their own safety and that of the entire campus community.
    • Room capacity limits range from 2 to 4 users at a time, research bay / room dependent, with no more than one user per tool. 
    • All authorized users are required to submit a specific COVID-19 Supplement to the facility's Governance Document to continue access.
  • 204 Furnas Hall

    Contact(s):

    Student Lounge

    Current Status:

    Open

    Room Capacity:

    2

  • 206 Furnas Hall

    Contact(s):

    Seminar Room
    Todd Nibbe
    tmnibbe@buffalo.edu
    (716) 645-1745

    Current Status:

    Available by appointment only

    Room Capacity:

    12

    Notes & Instructions:

    • Currently scheduled only for classes as needed by CBE and MAE
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Need to add or update a space?

If there is a space missing from this list or if you need to update any information on this page, please contact Holly Evert at hollyaci@buffalo.edu.