The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences -- or UB Engineering, to use our everyday name -- is the largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State.
We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven departments:
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
UB Engineering was founded in 1946.
We currently have 165 faculty members.
Our enrollment (Fall 2013) is 3,097 undergraduates and 1,801 graduate students.
In 2012-13 we conferred 680 bachelor’s, 378 master’s, and 77 doctorate degrees.
We have 28,000 alumni living in all 50 states and in 65 countries.
Our annual research expenditures are currently about $60 million and our per faculty research expenditure puts us in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering schools according to NSF collected data.
Our research portfolio includes exceptional accomplishment in such areas as:
‣earthquake damage mitigation
‣photonics and biophotonics
‣ machine learning and pattern recognition
‣ human factors in transportation safety
UB Engineering works with corporate partners in a variety of ways that range from joint research ventures, to continuing education, to co-op work arrangements for our students. We are active in the community, both with our colleagues in the profession and with school students who are the future of engineering.
A concept for solar cells for space-based electrical power under investigation by a UB EE researcher involves 5-10 micron thick microcrystalline Si films on flexible substrates topped with nanowires (shown here) that provide high optical absorption.
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
MCEER is one of the foremost centers of its kind in the world. MCEER's overall goal is to enhance the seismic resiliency of communities through improved engineering and management tools for critical infrastructure systems, water supply, electric power, hospitals, transportation systems.
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UB IE's 'Research Institute for Safety and Security in Transportation' conducts innovative research that combines human factors and technical expertise to better understand and improve quality performance in this critical endeavor. The center works closely with the FAA and Sandia National Laboratories.