Experts by Expertise: Engineering

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  • Head shot of Stelios Andreadis, University at Buffalo regenerative medicine and tissue engineering expert.
    8/22/19

    Stelios Andreadis

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, stem cells, vascular grafts

    Phone: 716-645-1202

    Email: sandread@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John D. Atkinson, University at Buffalo sustainability and air pollution expert.
    2/22/23

    John D. Atkinson

    Associate Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution control, materials science and engineering, adsorption, life-cycle assessment

    Phone: 716-645-4001

    Email: atkjdw@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Joseph Atkinson.
    8/2/22

    Joseph Atkinson

    Director of the Great Lakes Program

    Expertise: Great Lakes water levels, flooding and water pollution

    Phone: 716-645-2220

    Email: atkinson@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Javid Bayandor.
    10/26/23

    Javid Bayandor

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: Mid-air collisions; crashes involving drones (unmanned aircraft systems); space exploration and missions; crashworthiness; ballistics; advanced aerospace design

    Phone: 716-645-1422

    Email: bayandor@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ian Bradley, University at Buffalo wastewater treatment and algal bloom expert.
    8/19/21

    Ian Bradley

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 

    Expertise: wastewater treatment, algae, algal blooms in the Great Lakes and elsewhere

    Phone: 716-645-4004

    Email: ianbradl@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Michel Bruneau.
    10/21/22

    Michel Bruneau

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: disaster resilience, multi-hazard engineering, design of infrastructure to resist extreme events, earthquake engineering, design of steel structures, structural engineering

    Phone: (716) 645-3398

    Email: bruneau@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Lora Cavuoto.
    11/2/23

    Lora Cavuoto

    Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Expertise: ergonomics, occupational safety and health, fatigue monitoring, worker quality of life

    Phone: 716-645-4696

    Email: loracavu@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of James Chen.
    8/16/21

    James M. Chen

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: materials science, turbulence, energy harvesting, hypersonic/supersonic vehicles, aerodynamics, nonequilibrium phenomena, high-performance computing

    Phone: 716-645-3163

    Email: chenjm@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John Crassidis, UB expert on space junk.
    2/26/24

    John L. Crassidis

    Moog Professor of Innovation

    Expertise: space debris, space junk

    Phone: 716-645-1426

    Email: johnc@buffalo.edu

  • Ning Dai.
    8/16/21

    Ning Dai

    Associate Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental

    Expertise: wastewater reuse, disinfection and disinfection byproducts; seawater desalination; algal blooms; pesticides

    Phone: 716-645-4015

    Email: ningdai@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Negar Elhami-Khorasani, University at Buffalo structural fire engineering and wildland urban interface expert.
    4/7/23

    Negar Elhami-Khorasani

    Associate Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: structural fire engineering, wildfires in wildland-urban interface communities, fire following earthquake, multi-hazard engineering, disaster resilience

    Phone: 716-645-3019

    Email: negarkho@buffalo.edu

  • Headshot of Amit Goyal.
    4/7/23

    Amit Goyal

    SUNY Distinguished Professor and Empire Innovation Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: renewable energy; environmental and water issues; high-temperature superconductivity; materials science

    Phone: 716-645-5920

    Email: agoyal@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Johannes Hachmann, University at Buffalo computational chemistry and materials design expert.
    8/16/21

    Johannes Hachmann

    Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: computational chemistry; molecular and materials modeling; cheminformatics; machine learning; big data; materials discovery and design

    Phone: 716-645-1524

    Email: hachmann@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of James Jensen.
    12/11/23

    James N. Jensen

    Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: public water systems, drinking-water treatment, wastewater treatment

    Phone: 716-645-4007

    Email: jjensen@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.
    1/22/24

    Kenneth Joseph

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: computing for social good; societal impacts of social media and online platforms (including in news and politics); inequality and societal divides; artificial intelligence

    Phone: 716-645-0682

    Email: kjoseph@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mark Karwan, University at Buffalo expert on sports scheduling.
    8/16/21

    Mark H. Karwan

    Praxair Professor of Operations Research

    Expertise: sports scheduling, especially in the NFL

    Phone: 716-645-2422

    Email: mkarwan@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Eva Zurek.
    8/16/21

    Tevfik Kosar

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, green computing, energy-efficient systems

    Phone: 716-645-2323

    Email: tkosar@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kemper E. Lewis.
    10/26/23

    Kemper E. Lewis

    Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Expertise: advanced manufacturing, mass customization, engineering design

    Phone: 716-645-2682

    Email: kelewis@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ciprian Ionita, University at Buffalo medical engineering researcher.
    8/16/21

    Ciprian N. Ionita

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Expertise: 3-D medical imaging, 3-D printing in medicine, neuroimaging, cardiovascular imaging, endovascular disease

    Phone: 716-829-5413

    Email: cnionita@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Siwei Lyu, University at Buffalo deepfakes, digital media forensics and computer vision expert.
    1/26/24

    Siwei Lyu

    SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: digital media forensics, deepfakes, computer vision, machine learning, art authentication

    Phone: 716-645-1587

    Email: siweilyu@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Andrea Markelz, University at Buffalo protein dynamics expert.
    5/16/19

    Andrea Markelz

    Moti Lal Rustgi Professor of Physics

    Expertise: protein dynamics, spectroscopy, terahertz light, optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics

    Phone: 716-645-2739

    Email: amarkelz@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Sayanti Mukherjee, University at Buffalo predictive analytics and critical infrastructure systems expert.
    8/17/21

    Sayanti Mukherjee

    Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Expertise: resilient sociotechnical systems, predictive analytics, risk-informed decision-making, public health and health care, electrical grid and energy, climate change impact assessment

    Phone: 716-645-4699

    Email: sayantim@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Blaine Pfeifer, University at Buffalo bioengineering expert.
    7/17/19

    Blaine Pfeifer

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: metabolic engineering; biosynthesis of antibiotics and other compounds; vaccine design and delivery

    Phone: 716-645-1198

    Email: blainepf@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Chunming Qiao.
    10/26/23

    Chunming Qiao

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: Self-driving and connected cars, specifically the computing systems for these technologies

    Phone: 716-645-4751

    Email: qiao@computer.org

  • Head shot of Alan Rabideau, University at Buffalo groundwater pollution and hazardous waste management expert.
    8/2/22

    Alan Rabideau

    Professor and Chair of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: pollution, groundwater contamination, radioactive and hazardous waste management, mathematical modeling

    Phone: 716-645-4003

    Email: rabideau@buffalo.edu

  • Bina Ramamurthy, research associate professor of computer science.
    8/31/21

    Bina Ramamurthy

    Professor of Teaching in Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: Blockchain; blockchain and cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether) and non-fungible tokens; data-intensive computing; big data platforms


    Phone: 
    716-645-3182

    Email: bina@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kenneth W. Regan.
    9/28/22

    Kenneth W. Regan

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: cheating in chess

    Phone: 716-645-4738

    Email: regan@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Adel Sadek.
    10/26/23

    Adel Sadek

    Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: traffic, traffic at border-crossings, traffic in bad weather, smart cities, electric, autonomous and conventional vehicles

    Phone: 716-645-4367

    Email: asadek@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Matilde Sanchez-Pena, University at Buffalo engineering education and equity faculty expert.
    12/2/21

    Matilde Sanchez-Pena

    Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

    Expertise: engineering education, cultures of wellbeing, institutional diversity, faculty advancement, equity in the engineering field, women in STEM, intersectionality

    Phone: 716-645-5861

    Email: matildes@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Surajit Sen, University at Buffalo professor of physics.
    9/19/17

    Surajit Sen

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: wave behavior, granular systems, quasi-equilibrium, nonequilibrium and chaotic phenomena, collisions, shock mitigation, sociophysics

    Phone: 716-645-6151, 716-907-4961

    Email: sen@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Rohini Srihari, University at Buffalo artificial intelligence and natural language processing expert.
    12/7/23

    Rohini Srihari

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: natural language processing, artificial intelligence, social bots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri), chatbots, social media mining, multilingual text mining, search

    Phone: 716-645-1602

    Email: rohini@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kang Sun, University at Buffalo air pollution and climate change expert.
    10/25/21

    Kang Sun

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: air pollution, greenhouse gases, climate change, remote sensing, molecular spectroscopy

    Phone: 716-645-6167

    Email: kangsun@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mark Swihart, University at Buffalo expert on materials science.
    1/12/24

    Mark Swihart

    SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry of materials, aerosol science

    Phone: 716-645-1181

    Email: swihart@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Albert Titus, University at Buffalo wearable technology expert.
    12/8/23

    Albert H. Titus

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Expertise: biomedical engineering, wearable technology, biosensors, smart sensors

    Phone: 716-645-1019

    Email: ahtitus@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Shambhu Upadhyaya, University at Buffalo cybersecurity expert.
    8/16/21

    Shambhu Upadhyaya

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks, protecting infrastructure from cyber threats

    Phone: 716-645-3183

    Email: shambhu@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Andrew Whittaker.
    8/16/21

    Andrew Whittaker

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: earthquake engineering; seismic protective systems; blast engineering; bridge engineering; infrastructure; design and assessment of nuclear power plants; performance-based engineering; risk engineering

    Phone: 716-645-4364

    Email: awhittak@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Gang Wu, University at Buffalo battery and fuel cell expert.
    8/17/22

    Gang Wu

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: materials science, electrochemical energy storage, batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, supercapacitators, catalysts, electrochemistry

    Phone: 716-645-8618

    Email: gangwu@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jinjun Xiong.
    1/12/24

    Jinjun Xiong

    Director of the UB Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

    Expertise: artificial intelligence; novel AI algorithms for computer vision, natural language processing and speech processing; optimizing software and hardware for AI

    Phone: 716-645-4760

    Email: jinjun@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Yinyin Ye, University at Buffalo environmental microbiology and wastewater disease surveillance expert.
    8/16/21

    Yinyin Ye

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: surveillance and disinfection of pathogens in wastewater and the environment; wastewater-based disease monitoring; environmental microbiology; proteomics

    Phone: 716-645-4002

    Email: yinyinye@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Hao Zeng, University at Buffalo faculty expert on magnetism, spin and materials at reduced dimensions.
    1/12/24

    Hao Zeng

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: magnetism, spintronics, nanomaterials, materials science, materials for solar energy harvesting

    Phone: 716-645-5749

    Email: haozeng@buffalo.edu