Here is how we are recognized nationally

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As internationally recognized experts in a wide range of engineering disciplines, many of our faculty members have achieved Fellow status in leading professional societies for their distinguished contributions to their fields.

Six faculty members elected Fellows of professional societies

UB Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry

Alexandridis is a chemical engineer specializing in soft materials, complex fluids and nanotechnology. His work impacts emerging paradigms of chemical engineering on molecular engineering of materials and on product design and development, with the goal of novel "smart", "nano", and "bio" materials that benefit society.

The distinction of RSC Fellow recognizes members who have been in a senior position for more than five years and have made a demonstrated impact in the chemical sciences. Alexandridis is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Samuel P. Capen Chair Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Crassidis is a world-renowned expert in space situational awareness, space navigation and space station safety. In particular, his research has improved the detection and tracking of space debris, helped keep astronauts safe during space missions and provided new research directions for the U.S. Department of Defense that have the potential to provide even greater protection of our country’s assets in space.

Nominated by ASME members and Fellows, an ASME member has to have 10 or more years of active practice as well as at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME to become a Fellow.

SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Fellow, Optical Society of America

Mitin is an expert in controllable/adaptable terahertz and infrared detectors and emitters. He combines a high level of fundamental theoretical work with an ability to transform his findings into ideas for practical applications, such as environmental and industrial monitoring and flight control. 

As an OSA Fellow, he joins a distinguished group of members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics through education, research, engineering, business leadership and service.

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society

BMES’ distinction of Fellow recognizes members with outstanding qualifications and experience who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of biomedical engineering. Neelameghan was specifically recognized for his longtime contributions to the fields of vascular bioengineering and glycoengineering.

Neelamegham has made pioneering contributions in studies that describe the molecular mechanisms by which white blood cells (leukocytes) and platelets in human blood, interact with other vascular cells in the context of human inflammatory diseases. He has also contributed to our understanding of the mechanisms by which fluid shear controls the structure of a large blood protein called von Willebrand factor. 

Clifford C. Furnas Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Ying was named Fellow for her “outstanding contributions to the development and biomedical applications of fast magnetic resonance imaging with sparse sampling." Her research interests include compressed sensing, image reconstruction, and machine learning for biomedical applications.

AIMBE Fellows, who consist of clinicians, industry professionals, academics and scientists, have distinguished themselves through their contributions to research, practice, and or education. They are nominated each year by their peers, and represent the top two percent of the medical and biological community.

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The distinction of Fellow of IEEE is reserved for select members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. 

A faculty member at UB since 2018, Yuan's research interests center on computer vision, pattern recognition, video analytics, and large-scale visual search and mining.