Three UB researchers elected IEEE Fellows

The prestigious honor was awarded to Amit Goyal, Thomas Thundat and Junsong Yuan

Release Date: February 4, 2021


BUFFALBUFFALO, N.Y. — Three University at Buffalo researchers have been elected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a professional organization dedicated to advancing technology and fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity.

The designation, which went into effect Jan. 1, is conferred upon scientists with an outstanding record of accomplishments in IEEE fields of interest.

The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of 1% of the total voting membership. IEEE fellowship is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The UB 2021 honorees, all researchers with appointments in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, are:

Amit Goyal

Portrait of Amit Goyal.

Goyal, PhD, an internationally recognized materials scientist and director of UB’s RENEW Institute, was recognized “for contributions to high-temperature superconducting materials.”

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Thomas Thundat

Portrait of Thomas Thundat.

Thundat, PhD, a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the RENEW Institute, was recognized “for contributions to multi-modal microelectromechanical systems for chemical and biological sensors.”

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Junsong Yuan

Portrait of Junsong Yuan.

Yuan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Visual Computing Lab, was recognized “for contributions to human behavior understanding and video analytics.”

Additional information about Yuan

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