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Awards and Innovations

Our record of research productivity is balanced by our dediction to teaching. Our faculty have been honored many times over for both their innovative research and for their excellence in teaching. Some of the most recent honors earned by our faculty include:

Borazjani, I.

  • UB Exceptional Scholars Young Investigator Award, 2015
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2015
  • American Heart Association Scientific Development Award, 2013
  • American Chemical Society, Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2013

Chung, D.D.L.

  • American Carbon Society Charles E. Pettinos Award, 2004
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2003
  • Outstanding Inventors, SUNY, 2002
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award, 1987
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Hardy Gold Medal, 1980
  • Fellow of the Carbon Society
  • Fellow of ASM International

Crassidis, J.L.

  • Fellow, American Astronomical Society
  • UB Alumni Association's Richard Sarkin Award for Excellence in Achievement
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award, 2006
  • UB "Exceptional Scholar" Young Investigator Awards, 2002

DesJardin, P.E.

  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2004
  • Honorary Member, Pi Tau Sigma, the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, 2003
  • Sandia National Laboratories Award for Excellence (2001,2002)

Felske, J.D.

  • Outstanding Inventors, SUNY, 2005
  • SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award, 2002

Forliti, D.J.

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2006

Hua, S.Z.

  • NIH Quantitative Research Development Award

Krovi, V.

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2004

Lewis, K.E.

  • President Emeritus and Mrs. Myerson Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2013
  • Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi, 2013
  • Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Fred Merryfield Design Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Inventors, SUNY, 2005
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award, 2004
  • SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999
  • UB Chair for Competitive Product and Process Design

Madnia, C.K.

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1996

Majji, M.

  • New Investigator Award, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mayne, R.W.

  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2001
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000

Meng, H.

  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • NIH Quantitative Research Development Award
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1996

Mollendorf, J.C.

  • SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award, 2002
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1985

Mook, J.D.

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award, 1989

Patra, A.K.

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1998

Salac, D.

  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 2013

Singh, T.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2000
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award, 1998

Soom, A.

  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

Wetherhold, R.C.

  • J. William Fulbright Fellow, University of Kaiserslautern (Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe), Fall 1997-Spring 1998
  • Ralph R. Teetor Engineering Educator Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1992
  • UB MAE Research

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    MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.

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    UB MAE researchers in computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping the hazard areas at locations such as the island of Montserrat.

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    A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries

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    MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.

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    MAE's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory is conducting research both on the theoretical formulation and experimental validation of such novel mechatronic systems as multi-robot collaboration.

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    The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.

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    Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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