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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASCE award honors a recipient for their outstanding contributions in structural engineering and mechanics. The recognition of Andrew Whittaker continues UB’s legacy of excellence in structural engineering.
Gang Wu is the lead investigator on a DOE-funded project to create an efficient, cheap and durable catalyst for hydrogen fuel, a clean source of energy for vehicles.
Yun Wu is the principal investigator on a NIH-funded project to develop a new, low-cost blood test for lung cancer that would make screening more widely available to millions of people, helping catch the disease earlier and improve treatment.
The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. Jonathan Lovell, a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, was recognized for outstanding contributions to the fields of drug and vaccine delivery.