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UB RENEW Fellows spend 80 percent of their time working in City Hall.


Sebastian Copeland was named by Men’s Journal as one of the world’s top adventurers of the last 25 years.


Light causes the crystal lattice to swell, opening new possibilities for such applications as artificial muscles and tiny electronics.


New research shows how paper-cutting can make ultra strong, stretchable electronics.


Researchers will tackle climate change, chemical exposures among schoolchildren and developing more efficient semiconductors.


The plant, called the Niagara Resource Recovery Facility, turns municipal solid waste into steam and electricity.


Director of UB’s RENEW Institute and SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Goyal was cited for advances in materials science and superconducting materials.


With support from UB’s RENEW Institute, NASA researcher Kristin Poinar will join the UB geology department’s growing climate change research group.


The renowned toxicologist will discuss the impacts of global environmental health and what they mean for local families and communities.


The work will address extreme weather, air pollution and autism spectrum disorder, and sustainable energy.


Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.


Marc Edwards, the "Hero of Flint," discussed the two cities' water crises as part of the RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series.


Researchers will tackle solar power, climate change in WNY, e-waste, pollution at Lake Erie’s Woodlawn Beach and more.


The funds come from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program, which helps campus efforts to recruit faculty with proven track records of externally-funded research.


Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.


Four research projects have received funding under RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.


Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental research at RENEW.


The ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.