Recent Selected Research Awards

April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Award Date Principal Investigator Department
Award Title
ponsor   Amount
6/8/21 Ian Bradley Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering C19: Wastewater Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 and Variants of Concern in Erie County Erie County 177,884
6/7/21 Eleonora Botta Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering CRII: RI: Robotic cable-based de-tumbling of demised spacecraft National Science Foundation 175,000
6/1/21 Adrienne Decker Engineering Education STEM: Advancing the Computational Thinking of Undergraduate Students in Intermediate Computer Science Courses National Science Foundation 300,000
6/1/21 Souma Chowdhury Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering CAREER: Automated Design of Decentralized Robust and Explainable Swarm Systems (ADDRESS) National Science Foundation 500,000
6/1/21 Shaofeng Zou Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research: CIF: Medium: Emerging Directions in Robust Learning and Inference National Science Foundation 374,720
6/1/21 Hongxin Hu Computer Science and Engineering Collaborative Research: EAGER: SaTC-EDU: Learning Platform and Education Curriculum for Artificial Intelligence-Driven Socially-Relevant Cybersecurity National Science Foundation 70,000
5/19/21 Uttam Singisetti Electrical Engineering SBIR: High-Voltage Gallium Oxide Devices for Space Power Electronics Power Electronics CFD Research Corporation 30,000
5/17/21 Souma Chowdhury Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Learning on Graphs for Resilience Decision-Support in Real-World Networks University of Texas at Dallas 94,955
5/15/21 Jun Xia Biomedical Engineering Development of photoacoustic tomography for non-invasive, label-free imaging of tissue perfusion in chronic wounds National Inst of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering 1,643,693
5/15/21 Qiaoqiang Gan Electrical Engineering I-Corps: Radiative cooling technology for commercial applications of irrigation water recycling National Science Foundation 50,000
5/1/21 Yun Wu Biomedical Engineering Companion biomarker development of TF-antigen assay Health Research Inc 28,000
4/28/21 Lora Cavuoto Industrial & Systems Engineering Ergonomics Analysis and Solutions Design, Flour Rev .1 General Mills Operations Incorporated 21,286
4/28/21 Lora Cavuoto Industrial & Systems Engineering Ergonomics Analysis and Solutions Design, Cereal Rev .1 General Mills Operations Incorporated 33,998
4/15/21 Jian-Ping Zheng Electrical Engineering Investigation of energy density limitation for lithium sulfur batteries National Science Foundation 211,439
4/1/21 Hongxin Hu Computer Science and Engineering Collaborative Research: CICI: Secure and Resilient Architecture: SciGuard: Building a Security Architecture for Science DMZ Based on SDN and NFV Technologies National Science Foundation 35,088
4/1/21 Panagiotis Anastasopoulos Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering I-Corps: Risk Analysis System for Collision Avoidance with Wildlife National Science Foundation 50,000
4/1/21 Filippo Malandra Electrical Engineering OVERCOME21: CBRS Deployment in the Fruit Belt Neighborhood in Buffalo, NY US Ignite 22,936
4/1/21 Changyou Chen Computer Science and Engineering Scaling Up Human-Action Analysis Systems Amazon.com Services LLC 57,000
3/29/21 Jun Hwan Choi Electrical Engineering Design and Modeling 1D and 2D Passive/Active Frequency Scanning Metamaterial Antennas and Antenna Arrays Operating in W-band - Phase IV NXP USA Incorporated 100,000
3/22/21 Srirangaraj Setlur Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors Package RECO R2 Image Truthing US Postal Service 83,460

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, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Award Date Principal Investigator Department Award Title Sponsor Amount
9/30/20 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
9/30/20 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
9/25/20 A. Mohammad Karami Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering SPIR: Power sources for Torque Sensing in Automotive AC compressors Mahle Manufacturing Management 14,999
9/16/20 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
9/16/20 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
9/15/20 Paschalis Alexandridis Chemical and Biological Engineering EFRI E3P: Valorization of Plastic Waste via Advanced Separation and Processing National Science Foundation 1,999,998
9/15/20 Sheldon Park Chemical and Biological Engineering Engineering of glycosyltransferases to obtain glycan binding proteins National Institute of General Medical Sciences 422,167
9/11/20 Albert Titus Biomedical Engineering SPIR: ISFET pH Sensor Validation and Testing Garwood Medical Devices LLC 13,456
9/1/20 Stelios Andreadis Chemical and Biological Engineering Restoring the regenerative capacity of the aged muscle National Institute on Aging 2,039,850
9/1/20 Adrienne Decker Engineering Education Developing a 15-Year Agenda for Computing Education Research National Science Foundation 232,697
9/1/20 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
9/1/20 Qiaoqiang Gan Electrical Engineering Portable Solar Still for Personal Water Purification US ARMY Engineer Research and Development Center 1,400,000
9/1/20 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
9/1/20 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
9/1/20 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
9/1/20 Minghui Zheng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Collaborative Research: Road Information Discovery through Privacy-Preserved Collaborative Estimation in Connected Vehicles National Science Foundation 288,508
8/31/20 Michel Dupuis Chemical and Biological Engineering IPA for NSF as Program Manager National Science Foundation 338,801
8/25/20 Paul DesJardin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Center for Exascale Simulation of Hybrid Rocket Motors US Department of Energy 8,530,200
8/15/20 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
8/10/20 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Early Detection and Immunomodulation of PD-1 Inhibitor Induced Cardiotoxicity Health Research Inc 17,398
8/3/20 Tevfik Kosar Computer Science and Engineering IPA Assignment of Tevfik Kosar as NSF Program Director National Science Foundation 304,406
8/1/20 David Doermann Computer Science and Engineering Multi-media Analytics Leading to Intent and Semantic Evidence (MALISE) SRI International 1,295,923
8/1/20 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging-Guided Detection and Targeted Therapy Monitoring Platform for Ovarian Cancer Micrometastases Wright State University 91,049
8/1/20 Uttam Singisetti Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research: Beta-Ga2O3 high voltage power MOSFETs using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition National Science Foundation 273,031
8/1/20 Junsong Yuan Computer Science and Engineering SCC-PG: Towards cybernetic buildings: integrated intelligent sensing to create responsive environments National Science Foundation 150,000
8/1/20 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
7/27/20 Ian Bradley Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering C19: Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Erie County Wastewater Erie County 9,041
7/15/20 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
7/10/20 Yun Wu Biomedical Engineering SBIR: Developing IpY: A Novel Inhibitor for the treatment of ER+ metastatic breast cancer Concarlo Holdings LLC 15,000
7/7/20 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
7/1/20 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
7/1/20 Mark Ehrensberger Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Electrical Stimulation Effects on Osseointegration Garwood Medical Devices LLC 9,499
7/1/20 Mark Ehrensberger Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Live Microbe Imaging of Antimicrobial Electrical Stimulation Garwood Medical Devices LLC 29,095
7/1/20 Jonathan Lovell Biomedical Engineering Therapy Induced Secretomes as Drivers of Antiangiogenic Drug Resistance Health Research Inc 1,656
7/1/20 Lora Cavuoto Industrial and Systems Engineering University at Buffalo, SUNY Occupational Safety and Health Training Project National Institute Occupational Safety & Health 774,220
7/1/20 Krishna Rajan Materials Design and Innovation A Collaboratory for a Regenerative Economy: Molecules to Neighborhoods JPB Foundation 3,000,000
7/1/20 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
7/1/20 Albert Titus Biomedical Engineering UB CAT: Wireless Biosensor System Advancement Project Efferent Labs Incorporated 7,925