Professor Sriram Neelamegham received the 2018 Schoellkopf Medal in recognition of his work in the areas of vascular bioengineering and glycoengineering, particularly his contributions to the systems level analysis of cellular glycosylation, inhibition studies of leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion, studies of shear-dependent protein structure and function changes, student mentoring and professional leadership."
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Carl Lund was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Teacher Award from the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. The Outstanding Teacher Award is for outstanding effectiveness in engineering education, successfully teaching students not only what but how to think about engineering problems; and for leading others to this paradigm by developing first-of-a-kind teaching resources to support flipped-classroom lessons, while showing how to use these methods and tools to transform engineering instruction. The award will be presented at the 2018 section meeting and joint conference on April 20-21 at Cornell University during the evening banquet on Friday, April 20.
The academy cited Furlani for a “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
Johannes Hachmann has been awarded the NSF CAREER award for his project, entitled "Building an Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for the Data-Driven Design of Chemical Systems and the Exploration of Chemical Space". The NSF CAREER award is “National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”
Gang Wu received three grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-e) Office is funding his development of high-performance catalysts to decompose NH3 at an economically favorable low temperature (< 450 Centigrade) and the catalysts for electrochemically reducing N2 to synthesize NH3 using renewable energy-generated electricity. The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office provided two additional awards, the first of which is for work on advanced fuel cell catalyst supports. Dr. Wu is developing a new type of high-surface-area and large size nitrogen-doped graphene tubes (NGTs), which will be used as an advanced carbon support to boost Pt cathode performance for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The second EERE award is for fuel cell catalyst research, for which Dr. Wu is one of the leading researchers in the field. He and his group will be responsible for developing high-performance platinum group metal (PGM)-free catalysts by using earth abundant elements (Fe, Co, or Mn) to replace expensive and scarce Pt in future fuel cells. These new catalyst technologies hold great promise to realize large-scale fuel cell commercialization for transportation and stationary application with an affordable price.
Blaine Pfeifer elected Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
The Margulis Award recognizes the best original scientific articles published in Radiology between July 1 of the prior year and June 30 of the award year. The main criteria for selection are scientific quality and originality. The award is named after Alexander R. Margulis, MD, a distinguished investigator and inspiring visionary in the science of radiology. Assistant Professor Parashurama was recognized for his papers: “Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Cardiac Cell Transplantation: Part I. Reporter Gene Design, Characterization, and Optical in Vivo Imaging of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells after Myocardial Infraction & Part II. In Vivo Imaging of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells in Swine with PET/CT and MR Imaging”. Radiology 2016: 280:815-836.
Chong Cheng received an NSF award to develop a novel drug-gene co-delivery system.
Assistant Professor Natesh Parashurama has received the UB Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Distinguished Research Mentor Award.
Working with an interdisciplinary team of UB researchers, Edward Furlani has received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop smart wearable technology to advance health monitoring and disease diagnosis. He also received a UB school of Engineering and Applied Sciences Teacher of the Year Award.
UB CBE Assistant Professor Johannes Hachmann Organized and Ran NSF Workshop on Framing The Role of Big Data and Modern Data Science in Chemistry
Recipient of a 2018 NSF CAREER Award, Johannes Hachmann, PhD, is an emerging leader in the field of computational and data-driven research in chemistry and materials. He is an excellent teacher devoted to enabling students to understand difficult concepts and a generous mentor dedicated to helping his students set and achieve professional and academic goals. Dr. Hachmann helped launch and advises UB’s Engineers Without Borders, which provides students with valuable opportunities to positively impact the world through responsible engineering practices.
UB CBE Assistant Professor Johannes Hachmann has recieved an award from National Science Foundation with the "Spokes: MEDIUM: NORTHEAST: Collaborative: Advancing a Data-Driven Discovery and Rational Design Paradigm in Chemistry." project. The project aims to assert the role of big data research in the chemical domain, i.e., to promote, enable, and advance the ideas of data-driven discovery and rational design.
UB CBE Associate Professor Gang Wu has received an award from the National Science Foundation for the project "Designing Nitrogen Coordinated Single Atomic Metal Electrocatalysts for Selective CO₂ Reduction to CO". This project aims to design cost-effective electrocatalysts for energy sustainability technologies.