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Saquib Ahmed
Assistant Professor
(716) 878-6002
Campus Address: Technology Building 115


B.A., Physics, Math, Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Economics, Columbia University (NY)
M.S., Physics, Rutgers University (NJ)
Ph.D., Materials Science Engineering, Rutgers University (NJ)

Research Interests

Dr. Ahmed is a Physicist and Engineer by training. His specialty and interests lie broadly in the area of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. Prior to Buffalo State, he spent 7 years in high tech (Intel), working in Research and Development. His research group is currently focused on a wide portfolio of projects: non-toxic perovskite solar cells with cost-effective components and facile fabrication, piezoelectric and electro-active materials for energy harvesting, micro plasma treatments of composite multifunctional thin films to modulate surface energy and surface characteristics, nano-scale water purification, hybrid solar and battery devices, and lastly, nano-functional materials utilized for in-vitro glucose monitoring.

Previous career

Prior to joining SUNY Buffalo State, Dr. Ahmed spent 7 years at Intel Corporation as an RD Engineer. Some highlights from his industrial career are highlighted below:
• Promoted in March 2018 to Individual Contributor.
• Engaged in practical implementation of fundamental and applied science and engineering concepts within high-paced development groups; also supervised college/university students during their internships.
• Latest role incorporated the use of various models, algorithms, and analyses in order to train, consult, and facilitate compliant test implementation at various sockets for all Intel products.
• Qualified, prepared and presented > 45 internal technical papers for qualifying new tools, processes, and products.
• Department Award in Q1’2017 and Q4’2017.
• Recognized 10 times from 2011-2018 for exemplary execution of critical projects.
• Awarded the Q1’2014 Intel Divisional Excellence Award: Developed in-situ capability of testing microprocessors and synthesize between issues causing failures. Ultimate impact was exponential improvement of manufacturing test-time and resource allocation/implementation.

Last Updated: Oct. 2019