Continuum & Multiscale Modeling

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.

Faculty investigators

Cemal Basaran

Professor and Director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory

Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 716.645.4375

Email: cjb@buffalo.edu

Paul Bauman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1410

Email: pbauman@buffalo.edu

Paul Desjardin, PhD

Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1467

Email: ped3@buffalo.edu

Edward P Furlani, PhD

Professor

Chemical & Biological Engineering; Electrical Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1194

Email: efurlani@buffalo.edu

Amin Karami, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.5878

Email: karami@buffalo.edu

Cyrus K Madnia, PhD

Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1465

Email: madnia@eng.buffalo.edu

Abani K Patra, PhD

Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Mathematics

Phone: 716.645.2734

Email: abani@buffalo.edu

David Salac, PhD

Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1460

Email: davidsal@buffalo.edu

Jongmin Shim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 716.645.4372

Email: jshim@buffalo.edu

Olga Wodo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Materials Design and Innovation

Phone: 716.645.2883

Email: olgawodo@buffalo.edu