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"I want to see more women in engineering, and I hope that our leadership roles encourage more women to feel like that invisible barrier that is ever-present in the STEM majors will be just a little bit less daunting," said Margaret Donnelly, president of UB's Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers student chapter.
The UB Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has added two teaching faculty to enhance undergraduate education, experiential learning and career development.

From developing a pneumonia vaccine to desalinating water with the sun, here are some highlights from a year of discovery.


A prolific engineer, Furlani holds 152 U.S. patents and 40 foreign patents.


Natesh Parashurama has received the 2017 Margulis Award from the Radiological Society of North America.

An article in Business First reports NanoHydroChem, a company started by Parham Rohani, a UB PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, won $50,000 last week in the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition in Albany.

Ferric Contrast and NanoHydroChem are among five winners in the statewide event.

A story on The Daily Beast interviews Blaine Pfeifer, professor of chemical and biological engineering, about a new pneumonia vaccine under development that could prevent 72 forms of the disease as well as anticipate future versions of the bacteria responsible for pneumonia.