Joseph Wikar

Joseph Wikar IV

Senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Undergraduate Researcher (Current): 

  • Research into Perovskite-based solar cells
  • Current research into alternate top materials for next-generation tandem photovoltaics

Career interests:

  • Semiconductor/nanotechnology Engineering and Engineering Technology

Free time interests:

  • Fishing
  • Buffalo Bills Football
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey
  • Spending time with friends & family

Relevant Career experience:

  • Intern at National Institute of Standards and technology,
  • Intern at Praxair, Inc.
Nicholas White

Nicholas White

Undergraduate Researcher (Current).

Senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology and President of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Student Chapter at Buffalo State.

He also has an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology from SUNY Erie State University of New York. Nicholas is currently conducting research into Next Generation Solar Technology as well leading research and development of a Supercharger Injector Hat for a NHRA Drag Car.

Free time interests:

  • motorsports 
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
Tyler Body

Tyler Body

Senior, applied mathematics major with a concentration in statistical modeling.

Part of the 4+1 Data Science and Analytics program (anticipated graduation fall 2023).

Free time interests:

  • time outdoors
  • traveling
  • trying new restaurants
  • playing video games
  • spending time with loved ones

"I’m currently a government employee and I have already applied to the Department of Energy. Clean energy is the future. I want to use my education to help the industry grow and help decrease our carbon footprint."

Michael Vullo

Michael Vullo

Undergraduate Researcher (Current).

Sophomore majoring in chemistry with a minor in mathematics.

He also participates in undergraduate research under Dr. Biswas of the chemistry department through the Early Undergraduate Research Opportunities (EURO) program.

Free time interests:

  • biking
  • backpacking
Leanna Tse

Leanna Tse

Undergraduate researcher (Current).

Sophomore, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics.

Free time interests:

  • arts and crafts
  • video games
  • socializing with friends