Student Awards and Honors

12/16/16
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and sustainability with respect to air quality and waste management.
12/16/16
UB CBE PhD Student Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal was just awarded the American Physical Society Distinguished Student Travel Award
4/14/17
Articles in the Buffalo News and Business First report Parham Rohani, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, and S. Bruce Kohrn, a business strategist, are the first-place winners of this year’s Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for their startup, NanoHydroChem, which focuses on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
4/13/17

A team led by a UB PhD student takes first place in the annual contest to facilitate and promote commercialization of UB-generated technologies.

12/16/16
Yumiao Zhang, a PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad. 
12/16/16
Charles Jones and Marie Beitelshees were recently selected for participation in Bright Buffalo Niagara, a local entrepreneurial competition to encourage commercial translation of their prior and ongoing doctoral research projects.
12/16/16
UB CBE PhDs Charles Jones of Bear Creek, North Carolina, Mahmoud Kamal Ahmadi of Torbat-e Jam, Iran, and Blaine Pfeifer, associate professor will collect $10,000 for their venture, Shay Bioproducts, a precious metal retrieval unit used to recover and reuse pricy metals for their second-place prize. All participants will be offered co-working space in dig, part of the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center.
12/16/16
Mojtaba Haghighatlari (Hachmann lab) won the Outstanding Student Poster Award of the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry during the ongoing 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, and also the "Scholarship Award for Scientific Excellence of the ACS Division of Chemical Information."
12/16/16
UB CBE undergraduate student Tanahiry Escamilla, who performs research in the Mark Swihart lab, was recently nominated as a panelist for the Women in STEM Cooperative at UB. She was also elected vice president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 
12/16/16
We are proud to announce that two of CBE's graduate PhD students Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal and Haotian Sun have been awarded The Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF) Fall 2016 grant.
12/16/16
 Anna Smith is a particularly outstanding student, who left a career as a professional makeup artist once she realized the potential that a career in STEM could offer. Smith is among this year’s 252 award winners chosen by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program from a nationwide pool of 1,150 undergraduate applicants.
2/6/17

A UB PhD candidate is working to bring a hydrogen-generating device to your car and keep your lithium-ion battery from wearing out.