Recent Selected Research Awards

January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Award Date Principal Investigator Department Award Title Sponsor Amount    
3/21/21 John Crassidis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advanced Satellite Navigation Receiver (ASNR), Time-Space- Position Information (TSPI) Project Dynetics Incorported 152,973    
3/15/21 Yun Wu Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Dose/Frequency analysis in vitro Concarlo Holdings LLC 28,914    
3/15/21 Wenyao Xu Computer Science and Engineering REU Site: Frontier Technologies for Biometrics and Authentication National Science Foundation 393,599    
3/15/21 Ravi Ranade Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering Constitutive Material Model Prototype for High-Velocity Kinetic Impact IS4S 33,458    
3/11/21 Gang Wu Chemical & Biological Engineering LANL-UB collaboration on fuel cell catalyst development Triad National Security LLC 183,116    
2/15/21 Ciprian Ionita Biomedical Engineering C19: I-Corps: Artificial Intelligence Quantitative Angiographic System To Guide Endovascular Procedures National Science Foundation 50,000    
2/11/21 Jung Hun Seo Materials Design and Innovation Beam-wave Interaction Structures for THz GaN High Power Amplifiers Michigan State University 46,054    
2/4/21  Jiaoyan Li Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) Model Development and Application to High-Solid Slurry (HSS) Systems Battelle Energy Alliance LLC 50,000    
2/1/21 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Development of an peptide vaccine platform based on SNAP liposomes POP Biotechnologies Incorporated 100,000    
2/1/21 Weihang Wang Computer Science and Engineering CAREER: Cross-Boundary Program Analyses for Web Applications National Science Foundation 500,000    
1/19/21 Adel Sadek Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering Complete Trip Deployment in Buffalo ICF Incorporated 410,934    
1/15/21 John Atkinson Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering Ecoverde Organics - Evaluation of Biochar as a Method to Valorize Food Waste Rochester Institute of Technology 13,853    
1/12/21 Gang Wu Chemical & Biological Engineering Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of High-Temperature Electrolyzers for Hydrogen Generation Battelle Energy Alliance LLC 62,000    
1/2/21 Deborah Chung Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering STTR: Self-powering Carbon Fiber Structure for Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Koo and Associates International LLC 89,995    
1/1/21 Uttam Singisetti Electrical Engineering High Speed Ultrawidebandgap Gallium Oxide Transistors Semiconductor Research Corporation 262,500    
1/1/21 Paul DesJardin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Simulation-Driven Design Optimization and Automation for Cordwood-Fueled Room Heaters Ohio State University 20,001    
1/1/21 Miao Yu Chemical & Biological Engineering Direct Air Capture Using Trapped Small Amines in Hierarchical Nanoporous Capsules on Porous Electrospun Fibers US Department of Energy 800,000    
1/1/21 Miao Yu Chemical & Biological Engineering Bench-scale Development of a Transformational Graphene Oxide-based Membrane Process for Post-combustion CO2 Capture Gas Technology Institute 94,568    
1/1/21 Miao Yu Chemical & Biological Engineering Dehydration Membrane Reactor for Direct Production of Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) from CO2 and H2 Gas Technology Institute 38,411    
1/1/21 Haiqing Lin Chemical & Biological Engineering PFI-TT: Development of Polymeric Organosilica Membranes for Hydrogen Purification at 100 - 300 oC National Science Foundation 249,998    
1/1/21 Miao Yu Chemical & Biological Engineering Transformational Molecular Layer Deposition Tailor-made Size-Sieving Sorbents for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 58,352    
1/1/21 Kang Sun Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering The 'System of Systems' Solutions for Commercial Field-Level Quantification University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 168,500    
1/1/21 Kenneth Joseph Computer Science and Engineering Co-creating an ethical framework for social media use in prevention trials University of British Columbia 20,006    

October 1 - December 31, 2020

Award Date Principal Investigator Department Award Title Sponsor Amount    
11/17/2020 Souma Chowdhury Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DARPA AIE ReMATH CONSTRUCT PARC, a Xerox Company 97,250    
11/17/2020 Chase Murray Industrial and Systems Engineering Systematic Autonomy Vehicle Equation Recovery (SAVER) CUBRC Incorporated 174,604    
11/10/2020 Paul DesJardin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering SBIR: Novel Multi-Physics Based Simulation Tool for Rapid Heat Damage Assessment of Polymer Composite Aircraft Structures Resulting from Excessive Heat Exposure Reaction Engineering International 79,986    
10/22/2020 Lora Cavuoto Industrial and Systems Engineering Artificially Intelligent Agents for Investigating Methods for Performance Overdrive (IMPROVE) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1,176,649    
10/1/2020 Ian Bradley Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering C19: Monitor SARs-CoV-2 from wastewater and determine increasing/decreasing trends in virus counts from 10 wastewater sites twice weekly from 10/05/2020-12/31/2020 Erie County 80,146    
10/1/2020 Murat Demirbas Computer Science and Engineering CNS Core: Small: Paxos Unpacked National Science Foundation 496,347    
10/1/2020 Jing Gao Computer Science and Engineering III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Mining and Leveraging Knowledge Hypercubes for Complex Applications National Science Foundation 130,352    
10/1/2020 Oliver Kennedy Computer Science and Engineering III: Medium: Collaborative Research: U4U - Taming Uncertainty with Uncertainty-Annotated Databases National Science Foundation 532,923    
10/1/2020 Haiqing Lin Chemical and Biological Engineering AOI 1: Membrane Adsorbents Comprising Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanocages (SINCs) for Super-fast Direct Air Capture Enabled by Passive Cooling US Department of Energy 800,000    
10/1/2020 Siwei Lyu Computer Science and Engineering RI: Small: A Study of New Aggregate Losses for Machine Learning National Science Foundation 449,985    
10/1/2020 Nicholas Mastronarde Electrical Engineering SWIFT: LARGE: AI-Enabled Spectrum Coexistence between Active Communications and Passive Radio Services: Fundamentals, Testbed and Data National Science Foundation 199,999    
10/1/2020 Minghui Zheng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering FW-HTF-RL: Collaborative Research: The Future of Remanufacturing: Human-Robot Collaboration for Disassembly of End-of-Use Products National Science Foundation 1,485,803    
10/1/2020 Shaofeng Zou Electrical Engineering CIF: Small: Reinforcement Learning with Function Approximation: Convergent Algorithms and Finite-sample Analysis National Science Foundation 330,000    

July 1 - September 30, 2020

Award Date Principal Investigator Department Award Title Sponsor Amount    
9/30/2020 Mark Ehrensberger Biomedical Engineering Electrical Stimulation for Infection Control of the Skin-Implant Interface of Osseo-integrated Prostheses US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity 744,188    
9/30/2020 Lora Cavuoto Industrial and Systems Engineering Reliability Modeling of Shoulder Fatigue and Recovery for Warehouse Operators Performing Dynamic Tasks National Institute Occupational Safety & Health 361,486    
9/25/2020 A. Mohammad Karami Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering SPIR: Power sources for Torque Sensing in Automotive AC compressors Mahle Manufacturing Management 14,999    
9/16/2020 Quanxi Jia Materials Design and Innovation SUNY-SAMRI Collaborative Research: Understanding and developing ultrathin nitride superconducting films for the future generation of quantum devices Applied Materials 75,000    
9/16/2020 Quanxi Jia Materials Design and Innovation SUNY-SAMRI Collaborative Research: Understanding and developing ultrathin nitride superconducting films for the future generation of quantum devices State University of New York 75,000    
9/15/2020 Paschalis Alexandridis Chemical and Biological Engineering EFRI E3P: Valorization of Plastic Waste via Advanced Separation and Processing National Science Foundation 1,999,998    
9/15/2020 Sheldon Park Chemical and Biological Engineering Engineering of glycosyltransferases to obtain glycan binding proteins National Institute of General Medical Sciences 422,167    
9/11/2020 Albert Titus Biomedical Engineering SPIR: ISFET pH Sensor Validation and Testing Garwood Medical Devices LLC 13,456    
9/1/2020 Stelios Andreadis Chemical and Biological Engineering Restoring the regenerative capacity of the aged muscle National Institute on Aging 2,039,850    
9/1/2020 Adrienne Decker Engineering Education Developing a 15-Year Agenda for Computing Education Research National Science Foundation 232,697    
9/1/2020 Negar Elhami Khorasani Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Fighting Wildfires under Climate Change: A Data-Informed Physics-Based Computational Framework for Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Mitigation, and Emergency Response Management University of Nevada Reno 219,973    
9/1/2020 Qiaoqiang Gan Electrical Engineering Portable Solar Still for Personal Water Purification US ARMY Engineer Research and Development Center 1,400,000    
9/1/2020 Tarunraj Singh Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Global Sensitivity Analysis enabled Uncertainty Domain Reduction for Euglycemic Control of Type 1 Diabetics National Science Foundation 363,300    
9/1/2020 Teng Wu Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Collaborative Research: Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Enabled Damping System Assessment using Scaled Aeroelastic Models of Tall Buildings National Science Foundation 275,778    
9/1/2020 Wenyao Xu Computer Science and Engineering EAGER: SARE: Collaborative Research: Exploring and Mitigating Attacks of Millimeter-wave Radar Sensors in Autonomous Vehicles National Science Foundation 170,000    
9/1/2020 Minghui Zheng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Collaborative Research: Road Information Discovery through Privacy-Preserved Collaborative Estimation in Connected Vehicles National Science Foundation 288,508    
8/31/2020 Michel Dupuis Chemical and Biological Engineering IPA for NSF as Program Manager National Science Foundation 338,801    
8/25/2020 Paul DesJardin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Center for Exascale Simulation of Hybrid Rocket Motors US Department of Energy 8,530,200    
8/15/2020 Huei-Yen Winnie Chen Industrial and Systems Engineering FW-HTF-P: Supporting an Aging Workforce in Future Transportation and Delivery Work National Science Foundation 149,580    
8/10/2020 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Early Detection and Immunomodulation of PD-1 Inhibitor Induced Cardiotoxicity Health Research Inc 17,398    
8/3/2020 Tevfik Kosar Computer Science and Engineering IPA Assignment of Tevfik Kosar as NSF Program Director National Science Foundation 304,406    
8/1/2020 David Doermann Computer Science and Engineering Multi-media Analytics Leading to Intent and Semantic Evidence (MALISE) SRI International 1,295,923    
8/1/2020 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging-Guided Detection and Targeted Therapy Monitoring Platform for Ovarian Cancer Micrometastases Wright State University 91,049    
8/1/2020 Uttam Singisetti Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research: Beta-Ga2O3 high voltage power MOSFETs using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition National Science Foundation 273,031    
8/1/2020 Junsong Yuan Computer Science and Engineering SCC-PG: Towards cybernetic buildings: integrated intelligent sensing to create responsive environments National Science Foundation 150,000    
8/1/2020 Jaroslaw Zola Computer Science and Engineering Collaborative Research: OAC Core: Small: Anomaly Detection and Performance Optimization for End-to-End Data Transfers at Scale National Science Foundation 224,982    
7/27/2020 Ian Bradley Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering C19: Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Erie County Wastewater Erie County 9,041    
7/15/2020 Ruogang Zhao Biomedical Engineering An inflammation-induced fibrosis-on-chip system for the testing of anti-fibrosis drugs National Heart Lung and Blood Institute 913,348    
7/10/2020 Yun Wu Biomedical Engineering SBIR: Developing IpY: A Novel Inhibitor for the treatment of ER+ metastatic breast cancer Concarlo Holdings LLC 15,000    
7/7/2020 Kang Sun Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering C19: A Satellite Data-Driven Framework to Quantify Sources and Lifetimes of Atmospheric Pollutants and Their Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 100,000    
7/1/2020 Francine Battaglia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UB CAT: Simulations for the Containment and Control of COVID-19 in Indoor Spaces with the SteriSpace Air Sterilization System You First Services Incorporated 60,000    
7/1/2020 Mark Ehrensberger Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Electrical Stimulation Effects on Osseointegration Garwood Medical Devices LLC 9,499    
7/1/2020 Mark Ehrensberger Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Live Microbe Imaging of Antimicrobial Electrical Stimulation Garwood Medical Devices LLC 29,095    
7/1/2020 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Therapy Induced Secretomes as Drivers of Antiangiogenic Drug Resistance Health Research Inc 1,656    
7/1/2020 Lora Cavuoto Industrial and Systems Engineering University at Buffalo, SUNY Occupational Safety and Health Training Project National Institute Occupational Safety & Health 774,220    
7/1/2020 Krishna Rajan Materials Design and Innovation A Collaboratory for a Regenerative Economy: Molecules to Neighborhoods JPB Foundation 3,000,000    
7/1/2020 Hongyue Sun Industrial and Systems Engineering NIOSH (Region ll) Education Resources Center: Project for Sahand Hajifar: A Data-driven Framework for Task Recognition via Wearable Sensors for Electric and Gas Workers Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 11,866    
7/1/2020 Albert Titus Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Wireless Biosensor System Advancement Project Efferent Labs Incorporated 7,925    

April 1 - June 30, 2020

Award Date Principal Investigator Department Award Title Sponsor Amount    
6/15/2020 Lora Cavuoto Industrial and Systems Engineering Optimizing the Layout of the Robotic-Assisted Surgery Operating Room Intuitive Surgical $57,000    
6/15/2020 Shenqiang Ren Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Additively Manufactured Light Weight Protection Using UHMWPE FuzeHub $50,000    
6/1/2020 Arindam Sanyal Electrical Engineering CRII: SHF: On-chip Multi-Task Learning Analog Artificial Intelligence For Low-Cost Image-Based Environmental Monitoring National Science Foundation $174,663    
6/1/2020 Shaofeng Zou Electrical Engineering CRII: CIF: Dynamic Network Event Detection with Time-Series Data National Science Foundation $174,893    
6/1/2020 Zonglu Hua Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Transduction of Substrate Mechanical Cues via Piezo1 Ion Channels National Science Foundation $390,529    
5/20/2020 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Rationally-Designed, Spontaneous-Particleized Pfs48/45 for a Multivalent Malaria Vaccine National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease $2,123,955    
5/18/2020 Javid Bayandor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lightweight Multifunctional Planetary Probe for Extreme Environment Exploration and Locomotion NASA Headquarters $301,396    
5/1/2020 Chong Cheng Chemical and Biological Engineering Preparation of Advanced Polymer-Inorganic particle composites with Enhanced Mechanical and Function Properties Relative to the Polymer Jiangsu Qunxin Powder Technology Company LTD $189,940    
5/1/2020 Erdem Sariyuce Computer Science and Engineering Detecting fraudulent transactions in online marketplaces using temporal network motifs JP Morgan Chase and Company $150,000    
5/1/2020 Francis Lagor Jr. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Collaborative Research: Lift regulation via kinematic maneuvering in uncertain gusts National Science Foundation $220,722    
4/10/2020 Stelios Andreadis Chemical and Biological Engineering Cell-free vascular grafts: immunological response and vascular regeneration National Heart Lung and Blood Institute $2,441,496    
4/7/2020 Jun Xia Biomedical Engineering Multiparametric photoacoustic and ultrasonic imaging of the breast in cranialcaudal view National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering $1,419,068    
4/1/2020 Moises Sudit Industrial and Systems Engineering Managing Exponential Decision Spaces (MEDS) US Navy Office of Naval Research $1,162,057