As a comprehensive research university, UB offers access to a wide array of shared research instrumentation. Most of these operate on a chargeback system that provides affordable rates for researchers while recovering part of the cost of maintaining the facilities. Some significant instrument facilities used by CBE researchers include:
The Integrated Nanostructured Systems Instrument facility, which provides TEM, SEM, FIB/SEM, e-beam lithography, cryogenics (liquid helium), AFM, cleanroom and microfabrication facilities, FTIR spectroscopy, and physical property measurements: http://ub2020.buffalo.edu/ins/research/instrument-facilities.php
The South Campus Instrument Center, which provides SEM, powder XRD, and surface analysis: http://dental.buffalo.edu/Research/CentersAndFacilities/SCIC.aspx
The Chemistry Department Instrumentation Center, which provides chromatography, spectroscopy, NMR, surface analysis and thermal analysis: http://chemistry.buffalo.edu/facilities/instrument_center/
The Biological Sciences Imaging Facility, which provides optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, and TEM imaging: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~ajsiegel/
The School of Medicine’s Core Facilities, which include analytical chemistry and toxicology, genomics (conventional and next-generation sequencing, transgenics), proteomics (SPR, MALDI-TOF, LC-MS, protein crystallization), flow cytometry, histology, confocal microscopy, TEM imaging, PET/CT imaging, and stem cell culture, banking, and analysis. http://medicine.buffalo.edu/research/core_facilities.html
The Center for Computational Research, which is a world-class academic supercomputing center providing 70 Tflops of computing capacity and over 600 TB of storage, as well as access to a broad array of software and programming tools for computational research:
The Comparative Medicine Laboratory Animal Facilities, which provide complete services for experiments with small and large animals: http://www.research.buffalo.edu/laf/
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.