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.

Group of people standing in front of a white structure in a research lab.

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.

AI grant research team.

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. 

Michel Bruneau standing between two shelves full of books.

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.

MURI research group.

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.

Xiao Liang and Minghui Zheng in UB's SMART 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.

plastic water bottles floating in water.

Improving how we recycle plastics

The DEC awarded UB $4.5 million to create a new research center to boost plastic recycling and reduce waste, which will improve the environment and fight climate change.

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 Homero Carrión Cabrera, PhD student, are developing a new inexpensive bridge design concept to eliminate closures and repairs after earthquakes. 

Stylianos 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.


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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