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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UB awarded $3.4 million grant to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts

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.

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Andrew Whittaker is fifth UB engineer to receive Nathan M. Newmark Medal

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.

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UB awarded $3 million to advance use of hydrogen-fueled semi-trucks

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.

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UB awarded $3.5 million to create a quick blood test for lung cancer

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.

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Jonathan Lovell inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

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.

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Conducting the nation's largest earthquake test of a brick and mortar building

Andreas Stavridis is the principal investigator on a project to improve the resilience of brick and mortar buildings to earthquakes through improved guidelines and engineering practices, leading to safer structures for owners and occupants.

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A $20 million NSF grant will use AI to help children with speech and language disorders

A team of UB researchers have been awarded a highly competitive $20 million grant by the National Science Foundation to establish a national institute that develops AI systems to identify and assist young children with speech and/or language processing challenges. 

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ASCE names Michel Bruneau a Distinguished Member

Michel Bruneau, SUNY Distinguished Professor and renowned leader in civil engineering, is one of 10 experts who were honored as distinguished members by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

SOAR 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.

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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.

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 73 different countries and 33 different states

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    Our Fall 2022 student body consists of 3,110 graduate students and 4,690 undergraduates

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    Ranked No. 15 in the U.S. for blockchain education by Successful Student

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    Research expenditures total over $90 million annually

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    256 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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    1,966 degrees awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year

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    Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

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