Innovative research is at the core of our institution. It
informs education, sparks inventions and propels a growing
knowledge economy. UB researchers share their work, the problems
they're solving and the impact it has on our changing world.
"We've created an exceptionally small and extraordinarily
powerful device that converts light into energy. The potential
applications are exciting because it could be used to produce
everything from more efficient solar panels to more powerful
"We are trying to design a sustainable and environmentally
friendly way of farming." Testing soil quickly to tell farmers:
"This part of the field holds water for a longer time, so you can
irrigate it less frequently."
"These results show that it's possible that high-intensity
interval training can help enhance quality of life and capacity to
be healthy." With short vigorous periods of exercise, "you get more
bang for your buck."
"Hackers are out there, more than you can imagine. ...
Technology is advancing so fast; we have to think of different
ways. The strategy is using multiple lines of defense. We call that
defense in depth."
"Handwashing prevents leading causes of the 6 million deaths
that occur annually in young children around the world. Never
before has handwashing been systematically measured in so many
countries. These data are useful to public health programs and
“Showing graphic content and providing a more accurate and
complete representation of severe events can motivate people to
care more about what they’re seeing. ... We see increases in
moral sensitivity and a greater desire for humanitarian and
military interventions designed to stop violence ... ”
"This is an entirely new idea that no one else has proposed. We
think it's very likely that other animals utilized this route ...
Now that we have evidence of these animals (sea otters) moving
through Mexico, we can now look for evidence of other animals doing
"We don't know exactly which of our current pure science
investigations will lead to breakthroughs, but by pushing the
boundaries of human knowledge further, we allow for possibilities
in the future we can't even imagine right now."