Experts by Expertise: Materials Science

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  • Diana Aga.
    3/6/23

    Diana Aga

    Director of the UB RENEW Institute

    Expertise: chemicals of emerging concern; industrial pollution; wastewater treatment; environmental impact of PFAS ("forever chemicals"), PCBs, PBDEs (flame retardants), pesticides, nanomaterials, antimicrobials, pharmaceuticals and personal care products; antibiotic resistance in the environment; target and non-target analysis; Great Lakes pollution

    Phone: 716-645-4220

    Email: dianaaga@buffalo.edu

  • 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 Charlotte Lindqvist, University at Buffalo evolutionary biology expert.
    11/2/23

    Priya R. Banerjee

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Expertise: intrinsically disordered proteins, protein droplets, membrane-less organelles, single-molecule biophysics

    Phone: 716-645-3444

    Email: prbanerj@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Jason Benedict, University at Buffalo chemistry expert.
    8/16/21

    Jason Benedict

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: chemistry, chemical reactions, chemical crystallography, photochemistry, nanomaterials, synchrotron light sources, science of snowflakes

    Phone: 716-645-4276

    Email: jbb6@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John Cerne.
    12/19/18

    John Cerne

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: physics in everyday life, condensed matter physics, high-temperature superconductors, graphene, optics

    Phone: 716-645-2542

    Email: jcerne@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

  • Portrait of Luis A. Colón, University at Buffalo separation science, analytical chemistry, and STEM diversity expert.
    10/19/22

    Luis A. Colón

    A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: analytical chemistry, separation science, liquid chromatography, diversity in STEM, mentoring students of color

    Phone: 716-645-4213

    Email: lacolon@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Timothy Cook in a laboratory.
    4/7/23

    Timothy Cook

    Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: molecular self-assembly, photochemistry, fluorescence, phosphorescence, batteries, alternative energy

    Phone: 716-645-4327

    Email: trcook@buffalo.edu

  • Headshot of Joseph Gardella Jr., industrial pollution and plastics expert.
    4/12/23

    Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

    SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

    Expertise: industrial pollution; hazardous waste; microbeads; surface chemistry of plastics; controlled release of pharmaceuticals; wound healing; tissue engineering; STEM education

    Phone: 716-645-1499

    Email: gardella@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 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

  • Portrait of Y. Chris Li, University at Buffalo electrochemistry and waste conversion expert.
    8/16/21

    Y. Chris Li

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: electrochemistry, waste conversion, transforming greenhouse gases into useful products, chemistry of CO2, plastics

    Phone: 716-645-4285

    Email: yuguangl@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Haiqing Lin, University at Buffalo carbon capture expert.
    4/13/23

    Haiqing Lin

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: separation science, carbon capture, water purification, polymers, materials science

    Phone: 716-645-1856

    Email: haiqingl@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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Head shot of Eva Zurek.
    1/12/24

    Eva Zurek

    Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: superconductors, high-pressure chemistry, crystals, materials science, materials discovery, computational chemistry

    Phone: 716-645-4332

    Email: ezurek@buffalo.edu