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Dr. Battaglia is the director of UB's Advanced Simulations for Computing ENergy Transport Laboratory (ASCENT). Her research explores issues related to the thermal sciences by using computational fluid dynamics and developing computational models, building energy utilization and renewable/alternative energy and exploring turbulent multiphase and reacting flow.
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Cardiopulmonary physiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Metabolism; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Research Lab; Signal
Low dose Biophotonics Therapy; Stem cells in regenerative medicine; TGF beta Biology
Utilization of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analyses and mathematical modeling to guide the discovery and development of new immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmunity
Immunotherapy: Develop lipid mediated tolerance strategies to overcome unwanted immune responses (protein and antibody therapeutics, allergies, autoimmune conditions and gene therapy)
Protein delivery and immunotherapy: Adopts an interdisciplinary approach of biophysics/bioengineering, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic and immunology.
Protein formulation: Physicochemical and analytical methods of assessing protein structure, function, and stability in developing improved dosage forms
Director of Advanced Simulations for Computing ENergy Transport Laboratory (ASCENT); Fluid and Thermal Sciences
Intermodal Transportation Development; Northern Sea Route for Maritime Intermodal Transportation; Modeling Competitive Behavior of Intermodal Investors; Driver Cognition and Human Factors in Transportation Trust; CAV Road Design
Abstract image representing human mind and numbers; Databases and Data Science; Human-Computer Interaction
Supporting human performance in complex systems, by modeling aspects of human-machine interaction and by analyzing and designing tasks, training interventions, and information aids and displays
Computer Security and Information Assurance, Applied Cryptography, Information Security, Privacy-Preserving Computation and Outsourcing
Dynamics and Control of Space Tethers and Large Flexible Space Structures, Active Debris Removal, Collision Detection and Avoidance, Spacecraft Dynamics
Power and energy management; dielectric phenomena; pulsed power; insulation performance/reliability
Health information technology and informatics, healthcare systems modeling, design and evaluation of healthcare interventions on patient and organizational outcomes, process and product quality improvement, simulation modeling and applications
Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational safety and health, workplace wellness, designing workplace accommodations for the obese and older populations
Big data analytics; anomaly detection
Human-Machine Interactions, Cognitive Engineering, Driver Behavior and Safety, Human Factors in Healthcare
Biodegradable functional polymers and nanostructures, new drug delivery systems, synthetic materials for tissue engineering.
Materials Science and Engineering, Smart Materials, Concrete, Thermal Management, Battery Electrode Materials, Carbon Fibers and Filaments, Composites Processing and Interfaces, Metal-Matrix Composites, Electronic Packaging Materials, Activated Carbon
Self-assembly and characterization of discrete inorganic metallacycles and cages; energy harvesting, transport and storage in photo- and redox-active molecular materials. Polynuclear catalysts for small molecule activations of relevance to renewable energy schemes.
Applies environmental chemistry to address engineering challenges in water treatment, wastewater reuse, and desalination and to enrich the understanding of natural processes for the transformation of synthetic chemicals on environmental surfaces (e.g., soil and leaf)
Ascertainment and recruitment of human populations, neuroscience, genetics, ophthalmology, epidemiology, statistical genetics and molecular biology.
Computing Education, Introductory Programming Education (CS1/CS2), Broadening Participation in Computing and Gaming, Assessment in Computing Education, History of Computing, Computing Education, Computer Games
Computational fluid dynamics; multiphase reacting flows; fire and combustion; fluid-structure simulation
Document image understanding, video analysis, pattern recognition, computer vision, media forensics, artificial intelligence
Applied orthopedic biomechanics, Corrosion and biocompatibility of metallic orthopedic biomaterials
Product development; product life-cycle management; multi-criteria decision making
To develop multiscale mathematical and computational models to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health.
Nano-optics and nanoplasmonics for optoelectronics and energy; biosensing and environmental sensing
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile Computing
Computational chemistry and materials science; virtual high-throughput and Big Data; machine learning; electronic structure theory and methods; quantum effects in catalysis and materials; rational design
Investigation of low-dose computed tomography protocols and their effect on quantitative lung assessment and imaging processing algorithm development for longitudinal analysis of solid tumors.
Power electronics control; dc microgrid; power system optimization
Design of soil-bentonite hydraulic barriers; Model and design reinforced embankment/flood protection embankment; Geotechnical investigations; Soil Mechanics
Runs BSL3 Lab Facility; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Function and Structure; Viral Pathogenesis; Virology
Evaluation of the infrastructure requirements for alternatively fueled vehicles; Impacts of autonomous vehicles on transportation systems; Optimization of paratransit services; Disaster operations management; Understanding rider preferences in multi-modal transportation systems.
Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Robotics, Prosthetic Devices, Cable-Actuated Mechanisms, Intelligent Wheelchairs
Mathematical programming, applied operations research, multiple-criteria decision making
Fire engineering; performance based-design, multi-hazard analysis, resilient communities, earthquake engineering
Rational design of new catalytic materials with controlled nanostructures and investigating the relationship between size/structure and composition of nanoparticles and their catalytic activity with the purpose of optimizing nanoscale formulations that have superior reactivity.
Nano-scale electronics and optoelectronics based on low-dimensional materials
Computational and Applied Mechanics
Biodegradable functional polymers and nanostructures, new drug delivery systems, synthetic materials for tissue engineering.
Materials; Research in materials is grounded in understanding why a material displays a given electronic, physical, mechanical, or chemical property or behavior, thus permitting "structure-property" relationships and predictions.
Development of nanomedicine approaches to meet unmet needs in treating, diagnosing or preventing disease; Nanomedicine; Phototherapy
Innovation aspects of energy and environment; energy policy; CCS techno-economic evaluation; analysis of legal and regulatory frameworks; policy and financial instruments
Chemical imaging through atom probe tomography
Bioengineering; Fluid and Thermal Sciences
To characterize lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions that are relevant for lipid regulation and cell signaling processes in cancer and liver disease.
Operations research and analytics, Energy resilience and sustainability, Climate change impact assessment, Risk analysis and uncertainty modeling, Economic impact assessment, Disaster risk reduction, Growth econometrics and disaster impacts, Risk-informed decision analysis
Tribology; soft mechanics; surface and interfacial forces; atomic force microscopy
Modeling and Prediction of Human Behavior
Relationship between the neurochemical and behavioral effects of drugs, primarily those used to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses. This work includes the study of noradrenergic mechanisms in the actions of antidepressant drugs and of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases as potential targets for novel antidepressant, anxiolytic, and memory‐enhancing drugs.
LOC (lab-on-a-chip); MicroTAS (Micro Total Analysis Systems); BioMEMS (Bio Micro Electro Mechanical Systems); SANS (Sample-to-Answer Nano/microfluidic Systems); nanobiosensors for bio/chemical/environmental applications; world-to-chip interfacing and packaging; single cell manipulation, sorting, and detection; microvalves; micropumps; microfluidic
Reinforced/Prestressed concrete highway bridges and buildings; Inelastic/nonlinear and shear dominated behavior of concrete; Low-damage seismic systems; Precast concrete systems for accelerated bridge construction; High performance concrete and innovative materials; Field monitoring and testing of bridges;
Targeted quantification of regulatory, marker proteins for clinical study, using highly-sensitive nano-LC/SRM-based methods. A number of key analytical advances have been developed in his laboratory, which greatly enhance the proteomic coverage, sensitivity and throughput for proteomic research.
Proteomics: i) high-resolution and large-scale expression profiling of pathological proteomes (e.g. for cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and infectious diseases) for the discovery of disease/therapeutic biomarkers using gel-free LC/MS methods; ii) Sensitive identification, localization and quantification of post-translational modifications in complex proteomes; Here, novel anti-PTM-peptide capture procedures, and alternating collision induced dissociation /electron transferring dissociation methods are employed to obtain abundant PTM information.
Data Mining and Data Science; Algorithms for data mining have a close relationship to methods of pattern recognition and machine learning.
Theoretical Computer Science
Materials-by-design; self-assembly; emerging functional materials for energy-critical applications
Polymer and organic materials chemistry: synthesis of advanced polymer structures, self-assembly and nanomaterial fabrication for biological and electronic applications.
Neurological Surgery, Neuroradiology, Aneurysm, Stroke, Thrombectomy, Cancer, Neurovascular Imaging, Neurovascular Surgery, Vascular
Databases and Data Science
Robust vibration control, optimization, estimation of dynamic systems, data assimilation and Bayesian inference, robust convex approximation theory; life-cycle cost modeling, aggregate demand, supply chain optimization, tradespace exploration, industrial internet, integrated circuit optimization
Synthesis and application of nanoparticles; application of chemical engineering science (chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, transport phenomena) to understand and improve processes by which these materials are prepared.
STEM education; social justice; social problems; sociology of education, race & ethnic relations, social networks & social capital; qualitative research methods; social media
Novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept
Analog VLSI Design; silicon-based neuromorphic visual processing systems; neural networks; electronic routing and packaging design; electron beam lithography; sensors; optoelectronics
Molecular recognition, crystallization, self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, biomimetics, formulations. Materials: polymers (polyelectrolytes, biopolymers, associating polymers, block copolymers), surfactants, biomaterials, supramolecules, dyes, colloidal particles, crystals, cosolvents. Techniques: rheology, small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron (SANS) scattering, static and dynamic light scattering, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, conductivity, vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), surface free energy, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), atomic force microscopy (AFM). Broad impact: products and processes that improve the quality of life (health, environment).
Material characterization; terahertz spectroscopy; and metrology
Freight System Modeling; Transportation; Planning/Travel Demand Forecasting; Transportation Economics; Travel Choice Behavior; Smart Land Use
Applications in transportation, evacuation, logistics, and data association
Computer Engineering Outreach and Education, Data Fusion, Digital and Embedded Systems, Computing Education
Silico studies of the morphological phenomena in engineered and natural heterogeneous systems with application to energy, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and materials science
Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion; electrocatalysis for renewable energy and environmental science; materials electrochemistry; batteries; fuel cells
Engineering principles and design concepts to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics (theranostics) for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other deadly diseases.
Optical and ultrasonic imaging techniques to meet needs in cancer and neurological research; Sensors, Medical Imaging, Photoacoustics
Low-dimensional material synthesis and property engineering; Low-dimensional materials for energy storage and conversion
Power electronics; microgrid control and protection; high voltage dc transmission, high voltage engineering
Environmental pathogen persistence and disinfection; Environmental surveillance of pathogens; Environmental exposure and human diseases
Compressed sensing; magnetic resonance imaging; image reconstruction
Microbiology, Oral Biology, Periodontics
Iterative learning control; high precision control; nonlinear/robust control with applications to robotics; autonomous systems; manufacturing
Additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping
Insulation coordination; energy systems; mobility platforms; nano-dielectrics