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 chosen to lead N.Y.’s new $400 million consortium, Empire AI

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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UB awarded $2.4 million grant to design Earth’s thinnest materials for space tech

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.

Here is how we advance space technology
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Researchers teach ChatGPT to locate disaster victims using their social media

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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SEAS research expenditures reach record $102 million

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.

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UB awarded $2 million to test Hawaiian structures near saltwater for earthquake risk

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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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.

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 2023 student body consists of 3,133 graduate students and 4,817 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 $100 million annually

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    270 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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