All supported students are assigned desk locations by the Department Chair during the first week of each semester. Use of duplication equipment, laboratory space, computers, technician services, etc., must be arranged on an individual basis through the advisor with approval by the Department Chair. Departmental funds are not available for student travel.
The Overall goal of the proposed graduate education initiatives is to ensure a high quality level of incoming graduate students and to deliver timely recognition and services to them. To achieve this goal the graduate school has enacted several quality of life initiatives as outline at http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/ge/qualityoflifeinitiatives/
The foreign graduate student should contact the International Student and Scholar Services Office (http://wings.buffalo.edu/intlservices) immediately upon arrival on campus and should keep in touch with that office during their entire stay at the University. The office assists international students seeking general information concerning the University and its many educational programs, and also coordinates the various services generally needed by international students such as admission, housing, counseling, health services, TOEFL testing and placement. It arranges for reception and orientation of international students and faculty members and cooperates with other university offices to provide necessary counseling, financial aid, and special programming. It is also responsible for relations with Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services, Internal Revenue Service, and other governmental and private agencies and community groups concerned with international student exchange.
As previously mentioned, foreign students on visa status must register for a full-time program of at least 12 credit hours each semester whether or not they are receiving financial support. (See also Student Status).
All full-time graduate students are eligible for student membership in the Buffalo Student Chapters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and/or the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In addition, graduate students, regardless of society memberships, are eligible to compete in student paper competitions sponsored by the ASME and the AIAA. The ASME award is sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Committee and requires endorsement by the Department Chair. Information on these items is available from the respective student chapter presidents, and the faculty advisors for the student chapters.
A representative of the full-time Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate students is invited to attend departmental faculty meetings, except during deliberations on personnel cases. This representative has partial voting privileges and should be elected during the fall semester of each year at a meeting of the full-time graduate students. Normally the representative is a department assistant or fellow.
In the event a student has a grievance with respect to department matters associated with the graduate program, the student should discuss this matter with his/her advisor. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached at this level or if the student does not have an advisor, the grievance should be brought to the Department Chair. Again, if a satisfactory solution cannot be achieved at this level, the Department Chair will convene a special Grievance Committee which includes department faculty and graduate students. If the committee and the Department Chair together cannot resolve the grievance it will be referred to the Divisional Committee of the Graduate School and the chair of that committee will decide whether a new faculty-wide committee should be convened to investigate the grievance. At this point, the grievance procedure is no longer within the jurisdiction of the department.
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.