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.

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    Kemper Lewis named dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Kemper Lewis, PhD, MBA, a global leader in engineering design, system optimization and advanced manufacturing, is the new dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Ann "Amy" Bisantz.

    Bisantz recognized for her commitment to mentoring

    Ann Bisantz has been named HFE WOMAN Mentor of the Year, a prestigious award that acknowledges her dedication and impact as a mentor in the human factors and ergonomics field.

  • 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.

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

    Our newest faculty members bring renowned expertise in artificial intelligence, biometrics, computer vision, data visualization/mining, energy harvesting, machine learning, and project management.

  • Lovell vaccine for coronavirus.

    Turning a coronavirus protein into a nanoparticle could be key for COVID-19 vaccine

    Jonathan Lovell and his team have discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Graphic of people of various nationalities wearing facemasks.

    Solar still research gets $1.4 million boost from Army

    Qiaoqiang Gan is leading a team to develop a sun-powered water purifier that could provide drinking water in resource-scarce environments.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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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    Our Fall 2020 student body consists of 1,975 graduate students and 5,110 undergraduates

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    Research expenditures total $82 million annually

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    253 full-time faculty members and counting

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    36,000+ alumni in 50 states and 70 countries around the globe

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    2,123 degrees awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year

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    global community with students from 67 different countries and 33 different states

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    Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

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    In the last year, funding for new research awards has grown 36%