Clean Energy

Faculty Positions

A successful transition to a sustainable, carbon-neutral society of the future requires unprecedented collaboration across multiple disciplines.

Rooftop solar panels are installed on the John Beane Center on the North Campus as part of a UB-led renewable energy project.

Recognizing this, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo seeks applicants for a multi-departmental faculty core group that will engage collaboratively on shared problems in the broad area of clean energy.

This unprecedented faculty hiring initiative is part of the Provost's Advancing Top 25: UB Facuilty Hiring initiative, in the broader  area of Sustainability.

A new model for multidisciplinary collaboration

Faculty appointments at all levels (assistant, associate, and full professor) are anticipated, with one hire each in the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering , Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Materials Design and Innovation.

The core group will emphasize multidisciplinary collaboration, both among faculty within this group and with existing colleagues across the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the University at Buffalo. Applicants should have a strong and demonstrated commitment to engagement in collaborative research and education.

Departments and desired expertise

Applicants are asked to clearly identify the home department(s) to which their application should be directed. Preferred areas of expertise within the departments are as follows:

Material processing/process development for photovoltaics or other sustainable energy technologies

Engineering sustainability, life cycle analysis (LCA), decarbonization of the built environment

Efficient, next-generated photovoltaics; integration of renewable sources with storage technologies and scaled microgrids

Wind-energy conversion technologies, renewables such as nanomaterials, solar or other clean energy technologies

Autonomous synthesis and robotics for materials discovery in the domain of energy storage and conversion technologies; multiscale modeling for the design of safe (‘benign-by-design’) materials chemistries.