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Luis A. Colon, chemistry professor, working in a lab with a female student.

Luis A. Colón, the A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry, is a model mentor and teacher. His passion for teaching earns Col√≥n the respect and admiration of his students, peers and (as a recipient of the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring) President Barack Obama.

At the University at Buffalo, students work side by side with exceptional faculty who are the very best in their fields. Our faculty win such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology, the MacArthur Foundation “genius award” and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding instructors, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, our faculty engage in research and innovation that further existing knowledge and improve quality of life all over the world.

There’s nothing more important to UB faculty than teaching. As they lead their classes, they lead by example, inspiring and pushing their students to go further. More than 190 of our faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching — the most of any SUNY.

Annually, UB spends more than $382 million on research and development that makes a true difference. UB faculty members develop new ways of seeing inside the body; give often-silenced stories a new voice; and administer critical care in war-torn areas. Students interact with these world-class teachers in class, in lab settings and out in the field, where our faculty’s passionate commitment translates to lifelong impact.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST