Professor and Director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory Civil,
Structural & Environmental Engineering, Dr. Cemal Basaran with
student in lab.
Our research in continuum and multiscale modeling, produces
predictive models of materials, devices, and processes including
mechanical behavior, fluid flow and heat transfer, light
propagation and the combination of these and other phenomena across
length scales from nanoscopic to macroscopic.
Faculty develop and use new computational tools that allow
predictive design and optimization of practical industrial
processes as well as novel new materials and devices.
Their work addresses not only the properties of materials, but
the processing of materials required to achieve a desired material
state and properties.
For example, in work with Vader Systems, a Buffalo startup
company working in 3D printing of metals, Prof. Edward Furlani used
combined computational fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics
modeling to analyze the ejection and deposition of droplets of
molten aluminum. This is allowing Vader to rapidly optimize their
novel metal-printing technology.