Biomedical Engineers combine the problem solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, healthcare, and quality of life for all people. The Department of Biomedical Engineering brings together faculty members from many disciplines to provide an education that will enable our graduates to succeed. Our research areas cover the broad themes of Imaging, Tissue Engineering, Sensor Materials and Devices, and Computation.
We pursue integrative research and offer graduate training at the frontiers of chemical engineering in three main areas: nanoscale science and engineering, computational science and engineering, and biochemical and biomedical engineering.
We offer separate undergraduate programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering, as well as graduate programs in a variety of specialties. We are world leaders in earthquake engineering. Our environmental program is growing rapidly, and we recently added an accredited B.S. degree. We have annual research expenditures in the range of $5-10 million.
Our combination of computer science and computer engineering reflects our commitment to a modern integrated environment for research and education in computing, suited to the emerging shape of information science and technology in the 21st century. Rapid expansion of computers into areas such as multimedia, telecommunications, and electronic commerce has created new enterprises, new industries, new ways of conceiving knowledge and art. These new expressions of computation are best studied in a flexible, integrated environment in which computer science and computer engineering are parts of a whole, and in which partnerships with other disciplines are routine.
From smart phones to smart cars to green appliances, Electrical Engineers turn knowledge into reality. Our faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research in the areas of communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and photonics and energy systems, creating the knowledge that is needed to solve the problems we face today.
Stemming from interaction with our faculty, our graduates are ideally prepared to contribute to the enhancement of society through the development of socially relevant products for communications (e.g., cell phones, video phones, televisions, etc.), materials and devices for alternative (greener) energy sources (e.g., solar cells, thermoelectric, electric motors, etc.), new batteries for storage of energy, energy efficient systems, and biomedical instruments that aid us when we are sick (e.g., physiological sensors and monitors, pacemakers, etc.). Our broad based program provides skill sets that are applicable to basic research as well as product design, development, and manufacturing.
These skills can be also applied to the service industry including technical sales and marketing, consulting, and education. Our students leave UB with the skills to contribute immediately and the knowledge that enables them to grow and innovate throughout their career.
Industrial engineers apply scientific, mathematical, and computer techniques to design, model, analyze, and improve complex systems. The IE program at UB is designed to prepare students to become effective industrial engineers by enhancing their technical expertise, exposing them to critical issues of engineering practice, and providing them the opportunity to deal with these issues confidently.
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines; mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a variety of products. Aerospace engineering includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space shuttle, space station, etc.), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices, and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design.