The University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has received approximately $13 million in research awards over the last 5 years. Our faculty consistently rank among the highest in the world in measures of research productivity and accomplishment.
The UB CBE faculty carry out groundbreaking research in three broad research areas (Materials Engineering, Biological Engineering, and Computational Science and Engineering). These activities are supported by state-of-the-art shared research facilities across the university, with a significant portion located directly in CBE's home, Furnas Hall. Undergraduate research is encouraged at UB, as it allows development of analytical and computational skills while furthering the development of creative thinking.
We are currently embarking on a process of space expansion and rehabilitation that will provide us with a 30% increase in laboratory and office space to comfortably house our growing research programs.
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
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. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.