Research Areas

Bioengineering research and teaching programs focus primarily on musculoskeletal and orthopedic biomechanics, cardiovascular biomechanics, biomaterials, simulation and computation of biological processes, and medical imaging. 

Mechanics research at UB emphasizes the use of numerical methods to solve problems of solids, structures and biomechanics, including composite materials, as well as viscoelastic and biomaterials.

Our design research focuses on the design of components, mechanisms, products and systems, and on the issues inherent in designing, prototyping and manufacturing them.

The focus of this group is on modeling, identification, and control development and validation of a variety of electromechanical, biomedical and other systems applications.

The fluid and thermal sciences research area has both fundamental and applied studies in energy conversion, heat and mass transport, and bioengineering. 

Research in materials is grounded in understanding why a material displays a given electronic, physical, mechanical, or chemical property or behavior, thus permitting "structure-property" relationships and predictions.