Here is How We Make the Future.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is a vibrant and diverse community of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs. We collaborate to discover new knowledge, educate tomorrow's leaders, and solve the most pressing challenges facing society today. Because in SEAS, resilience is in our DNA and we plan to leave the planet better than we found it.

Krishna Rajan.

Led by Krishna Rajan, the Center for Accelerated Innovation through Materials will tap into UB's expertise in materials science, advanced manufacturing and AI to advance New York's transition to a clean energy economy.

Kemper Lewis.

Kemper Lewis was recognized for the AAAS—the world’s largest general science society and publisher of the journal “Science"—for his distinguished contributions to the field of design automation.

SEAS has elevated two faculty members to its leadership team: Kristen Moore, the school's first associate dean for equity and inclusion, and Kevin Burke, associate dean for student affairs.

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Led by Jonathan Bird,  the center will cement UB's position globally as a leader in microelectronics, supercharge research in the semiconductor industry, spur entrepreneurship and innovation, and strengthen the region's workforce.

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Empire AI aims to put New York State at the forefront of the AI revolution. UB was chosen, in part, in recognition of deep and decades-long leadership in AI and data science by SEAS faculty.

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The United States Air Force has chosen UB to lead an international effort to design and discover 2D materials for space technology, such as satellite sensors, cosmic radiation shields and quantum computing.

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The GPT models developed by the UB-led research team could lead to AI systems that automatically process social media data for emergency services, potentially helping save lives.

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Research expenditures rose 11% in fiscal year 2023, eclipsing $100 million for the first time in SEAS history, helping fuel the school's unprecedented growth and broadening societal impact.

A portrait of Ravi Ranade (left), Pinar Okumus (center), and Negar Elhami-Khorasani (right), all faculty members in the department of civil, structural and environmental engineering, photographed in Ketter Hall in September 2023.

Pinar Okumus is the principal investigator on an NSF grant to investigate what happens when an earthquake hits a building already damaged from corrosion by saltwater.

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Shambhu Upadhyaya is the principal investigator on an NSF grant to continue CyberCorps at UB. The university has received over $10 million to run the program since 2008.

By the Numbers

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    The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was founded in 1946

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    Home to 10 ABET accredited undergraduate programs

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    global community with students from 79 different countries

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    Our Fall 2024 student body consists of 3,172 graduate students and 4,860 undergraduates

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    Ranked No. 17 in the U.S. for blockchain education by Successful Student

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    Research expenditures total over $102 million annually

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    275+ full-time faculty members and counting

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    41,000+ alumni in 50 states and 70 countries around the globe

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    2,597 degrees awarded in the 2022-23 academic year

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    Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

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