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An article on the website of the National Science Foundation reports on research by Gang Wu, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, that suggests that manganese could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.

UB CBE faculty and students had a great time meeting with alumnus, friends, and colleagues at the 2018 UB CBE AIChE reception on October 29.


Widely available and inexpensive, the metal could lead to a renewable energy boom.


The work by UB’s Shenqiang Ren and Chi Zhou earned a spot among the top 25 semifinalists in the third cycle of the NASA iTech competition.

“It was the most beautiful place I have ever been to. From the top of the hills, we could see miles and miles of mountains, trees and coffee bushes,” said Aaron Chaney, secretary of Engineers Without Borders and a student in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

Information sessions are Monday, October 15 and Wednesday October 17.

An article on Medical Xpress features Natesh Parashurama, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, who conducts research on building 3D internal organs, like the liver and pancreas, from human stem cells.

Using human stem cells, his lab is developing technologies and tools to grow personalized, three-dimensional internal organs, such as the liver and pancreas.