A world renowned producer, filmmaker and cinematographer, Elliot
Caplan, a member of Artistic Expression and Performing Arts, has
work shown and archived in some of the most prestigious
Creating Healthy Communities
Samina Raja, researcher in Civic Engagement and Public Policy,
is a leader in research into food security, food distribution and
access, and community health. She is the only urban planner serving
as a committee member within the National Academies of Science.
Building Safer Structures
Andre Filiatraut, works in the field of earthquake preparation,
response and mitigation. In the aftermath of the devastating
Haitian earthquake in 2010, Filitraut and his team from Extreme
Events worked tirelessly to train Haitian engineers.
Broadening Our Knowledge of Women's Health
Jean Wactawski-Wende leads one of four nationwide centers in the
NIH-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative. Her knowledge
and leadership have made UB an important research hub for
post-menopausal women’s health.
Creating Safe and Efficient Information Delivery
Venu Govindaraju, who heads Information and Computing
Technology, focuses on automated handwriting analysis
and developed the first handwriting analysis technology used
by the US Post Office.
Small Discoveries with Big Impact
Sarbajit Banerjee’s Integrated Nanostructured Systems lab
has developed a new way to mass produce graphene, one of the
strongest man made substances in the world.
Through the supercomputers housed in the ICT affiliated Center
for Computational Research (CCR), UB researchers are processing and
studying data on a grand scale. Previous studies focused on topics
such as groundwater dispersion and cardiovascular imaging.
Improving Women's Health
UB is one of four regional centers for the NIH-funded
Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking
investigation into women’s health and healthy aging.
Focusing on a Rich History
Through the newly founded Institute of Jewish Thought and
Heritage, which focuses on the critical role of Judaism in Western
thought, UB will be the first SUNY campus offering both an MA and a
PhD in Jewish Studies.
Designing Safer Buildings
Scientists at MCEER are using state of the art technology to
simulate the effects of earthquakes, advancing planning and
preparation research that saves lives.
A Better Way to Combat Oil Spills
Chemical engineer Marina Tsianou is working to create a
dispersant that works with crude oil at the nanoscale level. This
research will lead to dispersants that are more effective and less
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Anders
Hakansson conducts research on a protein effective in combating
antibiotic resistant bacteria. Hakansson’s discovery has
wide-ranging implications for fighting infections and even
Giving Voice to the Overlooked
Sarah Elder’s documentation of climate change’s
effect on indigenous arctic fishing communities has brought the
social impact of global warming to greater attention.