Here in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo - SUNY, we realize that mechanical and aerospace engineers have the opportunity to change the world and solve many of the technical, environmental, and societal problems around facing humanity. We are preparing the next generation of mechanical and aerospace engineers by offering a range of excellent programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. We welcome students from New York State and around the world to work on innovative science, interdisciplinary technologies, and advanced systems design and to receive first-rate training in fundamental and applied aspects of Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. Our award-winning faculty and exceptional students make our department an ideal setting to prepare you for one of many careers including a practicing engineer, a technology leader, an innovative designer, or an independent researcher. I welcome you to look over our website, visit our campus, or reach out to me to discover the many opportunities that are available in our department.
Kemper E. Lewis
Professor and Chair
The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to provide high-quality engineering education at the Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels, appropriate to the discipline and consistent with our status as a first-rate research university. The education and training our students receive will enable them to succeed professionally and to serve their profession and the larger community.
MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.
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.
A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries
MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.
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.
The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.
Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.