The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering fields. Our graduate students are offered an inter-disciplinary research environment supported by the externally funded research programs of our faculty. The coursework and research topics include diverse but inter-connected thrust areas: Computational and Applied Mechanics, Design and Optimization, Dynamics & Control, Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Materials and Structures, Biomechanics, Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing and many more. The department offers teaching & research assistantships and research labs with modern facilities and computing resources to support the graduate research programs.
Within the School of Engineering at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, the MAE graduate program offers
Our degree programs are Middle-States accredited and each student's coursework is decided upon in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and the student's academic advisor. Our students regularly participate in many student clubs on campus (e.g., AIAA, ASME, SEDS, IEEE, SIAM, UB Robotics, etc.), entrepreneurship opportunities, intramural athletics, and outreach activities sponsored by the university 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.