Student Awards and Honors


Hien Nguyen, a PhD student in Dr. Haiqing Lin's research group received the best poster award of the Separations Division at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL for his work on carbonized membrane materials. 


Over 80 posters were featured at the annual Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Research Symposium. All graduate students in their second year and beyond take part in the annual fall symposium and poster judges from every aspect of chemical and biological engineering come to participate.

Noah Seiler placed 2nd in the 2019 AIChE Virtual Local Section (VLS) student competition. Top undergraduate student co-ops and interns present on their exciting work at this special annual VLS event. Each finalist has up to 10 minutes to present the results of their summer or co-op project and answer questions from a live audience.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering hosted a Scholarship Reception on May 2, 2018 for UB CBE undergraduate students. Congratulations to the awardees.


Ogechi Ogoke took first place on April 10 in UB’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for a patient-specific cell therapy that can be used as an alternative to a liver transplant.


An article in Business First features Ogechi Ogoke, a UB student pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering, who won UB’s 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship and founded a company that won the prestigious Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.

On February 13 2019, UB CBE Undergraduate students attended the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony to take their pledge and receive their rings, which symbolize their dedication to upholding the standards and dignity of the engineering profession.
PhD candidate Xiaoyi Chen from Dr. Haiqing Lin's research group was awarded The Elias Klein Founders' Travel Supplement to attend the 2019 NAMS conference.
Dr. Liang Huang from the Haiqing Lin research group has been selected as one of the three recipients for the 2019 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award.

CBE PhD candidate Yanghua He of the Wu research group was recently published in Energy and Environmental Science, the Journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Congratulations to the Winners of 2018 Graduate Research Symposium Poster Contest


PhD candidate Aref Shahini, of the Stelios Andreadis research group, was selected for Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging.