Student Awards and Honors


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.


Emmanuel Nsengiyumva has won the 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship.


PhD student Nima Shahkaramipour from the Haiqing Lin research group has been awarded The Waste Management Research and Study Scholarship from The Air & Waste Management Association. In addition, Shahkaramipour won 1st Place Student Poster Award at 2018 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Conference.


PhD candidate Nicholas Moscatello, of the Blaine Pfeifer research group, was selected as a recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Achievement Award.