Meet our Named Professors

  • Barbara Rita Alevriadou.
    Barbara Rita Alevriadou, PhD
    PhD, Rice University

    301 Bonner Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8499

    alevri@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Cardiovascular Disease; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction

  • Panagiotis (Panos) Anastasopoulos.

    241 Ketter Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4362

    panastas@buffalo.edu

    Stephen E. Still Chair of Transportation Engineering and Associate Professor
    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Engineering Statistics and Econometrics Applications (ESEA) Research Laboratory
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Statistical/Econometric modeling, methods and applications in engineering problems, traffic safety, reliability/sustainability of infrastructure systems, crisis management, public-private partnerships, transportation planning, and engineering economics.

  • Vipin Chaudhary.
    Vipin Chaudhary, PhD
    PhD, University of Texas at Austin
    Volunteer Adjunct Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Computer-assisted surgery; embedded and pervasive systems; high-performance computing; medical image processing

  • Chang Wen Chen.
    Chang Wen Chen, PhD
    PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    316 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4760

    chencw@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Collaborative signal processing and data aggregation for sensor networks; distributed image and video coding; medical image analysis and biomedical information processing; mobile multimedia systems; reliable and secure multimedia streaming over P2P; wireless and ad hoc networks

  • Constantinou.
    Michael C. Constantinou, PhD
    PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    132 Ketter Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2469

    constan1@buffalo.edu

    Samuel P. Capen Professor
    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Seismic protective systems for buildings, bridges and the infrastructure

  • John Crassidis.
    John Crassidis, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    1003 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1426

    johnc@buffalo.edu

    Samuel P. Capen Chair Professor
    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Center for Multisource Information Fusion

    Research Interests: Spacecraft attitude determination & control; formation flying guidance & navigation; robust nonlinear control; vehicle attitude dynamics

  • David Doermann.
    David Doermann, PhD
    PhD, University of Maryland

    113M Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1557

    doermann@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Artificial Intelligence Institute
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Document image understanding, video analysis, pattern recognition, computer vision, media forensics, artificial intelligence

  • Amit Goyal.
    Amit Goyal, PhD
    PhD, University of Rochester, 1991

    112 Cooke Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-5900

    agoyal@buffalo.edu

    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW)

    Research Topics: Clean energy technologies

  • Qing He.
    Qing He, PhD
    PhD, Systems & Industrial Engineering, The University of Arizona, 2010

    313 Bell Hall and

    225 Ketter Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3470

    qinghe@buffalo.edu

    Morton C. Frank Endowed Associate Professor
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Morton C. Frank Endowed Associate Professor
    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Analytics and operations research in multi-modal transportation and logistics

    313 Bell Hall and

    225 Ketter Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3470

    qinghe@buffalo.edu

  • photo of Quanxi Jia.
    Quanxi Jia, PhD
    PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Buffalo

    136 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1157

    qxjia@buffalo.edu

    National Grid Professor of Materials Research
    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Materials Design and Innovation
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Scientific Director
    New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)

    Research Topics: Thin film nanostructured multifunctional materials; heteroepitaxial growth and processing-structure-property relationship of thin films; synthesis, characterization, and application of nanostructured multifunctional materials; monolithic integration of thin film materials with complimentary functionalities for devices

  • Mark Karwan.
    Mark Karwan, PhD
    PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

    305 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2422

    mkarwan@buffalo.edu

    Praxair Professor of Operations Research
    SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Mathematical programming, applied operations research, multiple-criteria decision making

  • Kemper E. Lewis.
    Kemper E. Lewis, PhD
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    208 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2682

    kelewis@buffalo.edu

    Dean
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Moog Professor of Innovation
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director of the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies (SMART) CoE
    Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Large-Scale Systems Design, Design Analytics, Collaborative Design Methods, Decentralized Design, Decision Theory, Decision Networks, Additive Manufacturing

  • Lovell.
    Jonathan Lovell, PhD
    PhD, University of Toronto

    201 Bonner Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1020

    Fax: (716) 645-2207

    jflovell@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Nanomedicine; phototherapy

  • Siwei Lyu.
    Siwei Lyu, PhD
    PhD, Computer Science, Dartmouth College

    317 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1587

    siweilyu@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: digital media forensics; computer vision; machine learning

  • photo of Krishna.
    Krishna Rajan, ScD
    ScD, Materials Science, MIT

    120 Bonner Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1380

    krajan3@buffalo.edu

    Erich Bloch Chair
    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Materials Design and Innovation
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Materials informatics; Quantitative high resolution imaging; Atom probe tomography

  • Nalini Ratha.
    Nalini Ratha, PhD
    PhD, Michigan State University

    113K Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1564

    nratha@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Mark Swihart.
    Mark T. Swihart, PhD
    PhD, University of Minnesota, 1997

    306 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1181

    Fax: (716) 645-3822

    swihart@buffalo.edu

    UB Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Empire Innovation Professor
    Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW)

    Research Topics: Synthesis and application of nanoparticles

  • T. Thundat.
    Thomas Thundat, PhD
    PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 1987

    310 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3209

    tgthunda@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept

  • Leslie Ying.
    Leslie (Lei) Ying, PhD
    PhD, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

    223 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1609

    leiying@buffalo.edu

    Clifford C. Furnas Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Clifford C. Furnas Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Specialty/Research Focus: Compressed sensing; magnetic resonance imaging; image reconstruction

  • Xiaoliang Zhang.
    Xiaoliang Zhang, PhD
    PhD, University of Minnesota

    215 E Bonner Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4055

    Fax: (716) 645-2207

    xzhang89@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Novel techniques for advanced MRI instrumentation; multi-modal biomedical imaging; novel MR imaging formation technology; MR imaging at high and ultrahigh fields; novel device and method development for structural, functional and metabolic imaging using proton and heteronuclear MRI; parallel imaging and compressed sensing based fast imaging methodology; new hardware technology for MR imaging, microimaging, cancer imaging, fetal and neonatal imaging; interventional MRI; PET-MRI in health and cancerous conditions; technical development of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) in small animal models and humans

    215 E Bonner Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4055

    Fax: (716) 645-2207

    xzhang89@buffalo.edu

  • Jian-Ping Zheng.
    Jian-Ping Zheng, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    113 B Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1194

    jzheng@buffalo.edu

    Empire Innovation Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Specialty/Research Focus: Energy storage/conversion materials and devices; nano-materials and devices fabrication and characterization; solid-state thin film deposition and optoelectronic devices; nonlinear optics

  • Jennifer Zirnheld.
    Jennifer Zirnheld, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    213 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3115

    zirnheld@buffalo.edu

    Maxwell Technologies Inc. Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Specialty/Research Focus: Insulation coordination; energy systems; mobility platforms; nano-dielectrics