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.

  • Xiao Liang and Minghui Zheng in their lab.

    Human-robot collaboration research aims to reduce remanufacturing costs, improve safety

    Assistant Professor Minghui Zheng is the principal investigator on a new $3 million NSF-funded project, The Future of Remanufacturing: Human-Robot Collaboration for Disassembly of End-of-Use Products.

  • Researchers Michel Bruneau and Homero F. Carrion Cabrera stand on top of a shake table in the SEESL lab.

    New resilient design concept keeps bridges open after earthquakes

    Michel Bruneau, SUNY Distinguished Professor and PhD student Homero Carrión Cabrera are developing a new inexpensive bridge design concept to eliminate bridge closures and repairs after an earthquake. 

  • black and white collage of new faculty members.

    Eight new faculty members join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Our newest faculty enhance the school’s research enterprise in a wide variety of areas, from cognitive computing and human behavior modeling to large-scale data management systems to nano-fluidics.

  • A group of 8 people standing on the stairs.

    UB awarded $7.5 million to improve testing of semiconductor chips

    Paras Prasad and Jonathan Bird are leading a team of researchers on a $7.5 million project to improve computer chip reliability and security via revolutionary testing advancements.

  • photo of outdoor netted drone facility.

    Reaching new heights in outdoor drone research facility

    UB’s drone complex, called SOAR (Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research) promises to advance everything from agriculture and commerce to next-gen surveillance and emergency response.

  • Stelios Andreadis.

    New center to focus on cell, gene and tissue engineering

    A research team led by Stelios Andreadis will develop innovative technologies for regenerative medicine and educate future leaders in the field with the launch of a new center.

  • Huamin Li in his lab.

    Making nanoelectronic devices more energy-efficient

    Electrical engineer Huamin Li is investigating a novel transistor concept that can switch speed faster and use less energy. His research is funded by a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award.

  • Rocket graphic.

    UB awarded $8.5 million to improve hybrid space rockets

    Paul DesJardin is leading a team of researchers to simulate and help design safe, low-cost motors that could propel nanosatellites, other vehicles into space.

  • graphics of plastics in the environment.

    Combatting society’s growing use of plastics through recycling and public education

    Teams of faculty members throughout the school are working to improve the nation’s plastic recycling efforts, which have been muddled since 2017 when China curtailed importing plastic waste.

  • fellows collage.

    Six faculty members named Fellows of professional societies

    Paschalis Alexandridis, John Crassidis, Vladimir Mitin, Sriram Neelamegham, Leslie Ying and Junsong Yuan were recently elected Fellows for distinguished contributions to their fields.

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