Making a National Impact

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is proud to attract some of the world's brightest young researchers to the University at Buffalo. Our faculty have been honored with National Science Foundation CAREER Awards and Young Investigator Awards, which are awarded to the most promising and talented researchers in the country. These faculty are building a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Recipients

Danial Faghihi.
Danial Faghihi

Reliable Superinsulated Building Envelopes via Predictive Multiphysics Modeling
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2022

Souma Chowdhury.
Souma Chowdhury

Automated Design of Decentralized Robust and Explainable Swarm Systems (ADDRESS)
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2021

Francis Lagor.
Francis Lagor

Towards Real-Time, 3D Coherent Structure Estimation for Flow Over Finite Wings
Program: U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator
Award year: 2021

Minghui Zheng.
Minghui Zheng

Facilitating Autonomy of Robots Through Learning-Based Control
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2021

Mostafa Nouh.
Mostafa Nouh

Metamaterials as Elastic Rectifiers: Exploiting the Non-reciprocal Mechanics of Time-Periodic Structures
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2019

James Chen.
James Chen

A Multiscale Morphing Continuum Analysis on Energy Cascade of Compressible Turbulence
Program: U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator
Award year: 2017

Shenqiang Ren.
Shenqiang Ren

Rare-Earth-Free All Ferrous Nanomagnets Towards High Energy Density Compressible Turbulence
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2015

Shenqiang Ren.
Shenqiang Ren

Material Design and Assembly towards Conducting Crystals
Program: Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
Award year: 2014

David Salac.
David Salac

Electrohydrodynamics of Vesicles
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2013

Matthew Ringuette.
Matthew Ringuette

Flapping-Wing Propulsion Characterized Using Optimal Vortex Formation
Program: U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator
Award year: 2010

Paul DesJardin.
Paul DesJardin

High Fidelity Numerical Modeling and Simulation of Fire Suppression
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 2004

Kemper Lewis.
Kemper Lewis

Development of Design Decision Support Methods for Large-Scale Systems
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 1999

Hui Meng.
Hui Meng

Program New Approaches of Holographic Particle Velocimetry for Studying Turbulence
Program: National Science Foundation CAREER
Award year: 1999