Message From the Dean

Kemper Lewis, dean.

Driving Innovation

It is an exciting time to be a part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences! We are experiencing unprecedented growth in all areas, making it hard to keep up the pace! Our faculty has grown to over 275, and we have over 7,500 students across our nine departments. Our research portfolio continues to grow at record pace, and now totals over $100 million in expenditures.

The impacts of these successes are seen in many ways. It is reflected in our most recent U.S. News and World Report ranking, where we are now ranked second on the list of top public engineering schools in the northeast and in the top 30 public engineering schools in the nation. Thirteen of our newest faculty were awarded prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and eight of our top students have received competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships in the past two years.

As part of the Boldly Buffalo Campaign for UB, we are excited to be in the process of designing a new building that will provide a stimulating and collaborative learning environment for all of our students. I am looking forward to working with our SEAS community and university partners to expand our influence through our new spaces on the next generation of SEAS students. I hope you will help us to make this a reality!

Kemper Lewis, PhD, MBA
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences