The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UB is known nationally and internationally for academic excellence in both teaching and research.
You can work in the forefront of the discipline. The stimulating atmosphere in our department encourages and supports exciting research in:
For detailed descriptions of department research, see research areas.
Research projects are generously supported by federal and state funding agencies and by industry.
The following is a list of what our past four years (2001-04) of PhD graduates went on to do when they were finished here.
You can study with the best. Our faculty has a distinguished and extensive publication record, and a long list of awards that recognize it.
The Buffalo area is an excellent place for graduate students to live and study. Buffalo has fine summers, snowy winters, good housing, and plenty for a grad student to do.
You will benefit from our wider research community. Interactions with researchers are encouraged by the department and are welcomed by our colleagues in other departments. These interactions can be an important component of the preparation for your research career. You can learn how advances in your research work drive and are driven by interactions among researchers with diverse backgrounds. Such collaborations offer unique opportunities for graduate students to engage in interdisciplinary research, and are engaged with a solid spirit of congeniality and cooperation.
Our graduate academic programs can be tailored to meet your needs. They are designed to provide flexibility that allows you to develop special technical interests and to acquire new skills. In collaboration with organized research centers, multidisciplinary studies are available in the fields of advanced materials and bioengineering.
We also have strong research affiliations with departments in the natural sciences and with UB research centers and institutes such as the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and the Center for Advanced Photonic and Electronic Materials.
UB's Center for Computational Research, a leading academic supercomputing facility, supports multidisciplinary opportunities in computational research. Learn more about CCR.
UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers graduate degrees in civil, structural and environmental engineering; computer science and engineering; electrical engineering; industrial engineering; and mechanical and aerospace engineering in addition to chemical and biological engineering.
The school either houses or has strong research affiliations with such nationally known UB research centers as the Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronic Materials;Center for Computational Research (currently one of the world's faster supercomputing clusters); Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics; National Center for Geographic Information Analysis; Center for Multisource Information Infusion; Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research; and a great many others.
As a research-intensive university, the University at Buffalo supports and houses a wide array of research institutes, centers, and laboratories. These organized units, and the research projects of individual faculty members, accounted for more than $300 million in grants from federal and state agencies, foundations, and industrial research partners in 2004.
Mark Swihart co-authors pioneering study to gauge toxicity of quantum dots in primates, with a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine. >>
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
In collaboration with researchers from Praxair, Inc., the group of Mark Swihart has developed a new technology for producing nanoparticles of copper, silver, palladium and other metals and their alloys. >>