Seven young engineers receive early career awards

Seven School of Engineering and Applied Sciences engineers recently received prestigious early career awards: five earned National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards, and two were awarded young investigator awards from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, an indication that the university is attracting some of the world’s brightest young researchers to the Buffalo Niagara region.


The grants will support research and educational outreach in cyberinfrastructure, drug delivery,  clean coal technology, improving safety in military operations, next generation Wi-Fi and how data mining can help improve various industries.

“These awards illustrate exciting and meaningful research underway at the University at Buffalo, with early-career investigators being recognized for innovative and promising approaches that address a wide array of society’s most challenging problems,” said Venu Govindaraju, vice president for Research and Economic Development.

Recipients of the grants come from six of the school’s eight departments: biomedical engineering, chemical and biological engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.

“These prestigious awards recognize some of our finest early-career faculty for their outstanding and innovative research and educational work. These awards are highly competitive, and to have secured so many in a single round is a strong indicator of the excellence of our faculty,” said Liesl Folks, dean of the

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She added that these faculty members are each on a trajectory to have a profound impact on their field of expertise.

National Science Foundation CAREER award

Paul Bauman.
Paul Bauman.
Paul Bauman.
Haiqing Lin.
Paul Bauman.

US Army Research Laboratory Young Investigator Award

Matthew Bolton.
Paul Bauman.