Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A UB researcher is using podcasts to make STEM more accessible to Native American students, whose oral tradition of learning conflicts with the standard approach to teaching STEM.


UB scientists studying ancient Greenland lakebed sediment found clues as to why rising temps are predicted to lead to a wetter Arctic in the future.


UB researchers have found that 3D printers have “fingerprints,” a discovery that could help law enforcement trace 3D-printed firearms and counterfeit goods.


A new UB study reveals differences between the sexes in thermal behavior during exercise, a discovery that could help inform the future development of athletic wear.


UB researchers are working on a new portable biosensor that pairs with smartphones and could one day help those without easy access to hospitals detect cancer at an early stage.