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10/21/14

A new shipping simulator will prioritize safety, which often takes a back seat to speed when transporting hazardous materials such as gasoline or medical waste from hospitals.

7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011 and 2012.

4/15/14
Changhyun Kwon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, received a 2014 NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, “Advancing Routing Methods in Hazardous Materials Transportation.”
Mining 'big data' to improve transportation
10/4/13

A UB-led research team has received a $1.4 million federal grant to "mine" data collected by GPS units and smartphones to enhance and improve transportation systems and policy.

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5/2/13

Ten proposals from across the university have been awarded funding for 2012-13 from the “E Fund,” a competitive program to spur collaborative initiatives that will expand the institution’s impact and enhance the student educational experience.

12/6/12
Two UB experts will be doing important work on commissions analyzing how New York State can strengthen its response to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed homes through wind, flood and fire, and left millions of people without electricity, transportation and other critical services for days or weeks.
10/29/12

University at Buffalo faculty members are available to discuss challenges relating to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, including threats to buildings, infrastructure and water supplies.

12/14/11

The path of least emissions may not always be the fastest way to drive somewhere. But according to new research from the University at Buffalo, it's possible for drivers to cut their tailpipe emissions without significantly slowing travel time.

5/23/11

As Rust Belt cities transform vacant lots into green space for growing vegetables, University at Buffalo researchers are using modeling to help assess the City of Buffalo's capacity for sustainable agriculture.

5/5/11

Each year, American drivers waste an estimated 3.7 billion hours, or the equivalent of five days, sitting in traffic, burning 2.3 billion gallons of fuel. Students at the University at Buffalo will soon be learning how to reduce that waste, creating less congestion and cleaner air, thanks to an IBM grant to Adel Sadek, PhD, UB associate professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.