Honors and Awards

Photo of andrew whittaker michel bruneau and teng wu in front of steel bridge outside ketter hall.

A summary of recent honors, awards and other accomplishments from the UB CSEE community.


  • Kerem Gulec (MS '05, PhD '09) named one of California's 2019 Top Young Professionals by Engineering News Record. Learn about Gulec's honor here.
  • Environmental engineering students Novin Mehrabi and Brianna Scharf earned the SNO student Award at Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference. Learn about the honors at this link.
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor Michel Bruneau earns lifetime achievement from American Institute of Steel Construction. Learn about the honor from AISC here.
  • Environmental engineering PhD student wins Department poster competition. Review the competition at this link.
  • Environmental engineering students win UB's World Challenge Challenge with their insect-based burgers. Learn about their initiative here.
  • UB's Engineers for a Sustainable World Student Club earned the oustanding chapter award, and the club's president, environmental engineering senior, Austin Izzo, received the outstanding member award. Learn about the awards here.
  • UB CSEE students Paolo Bourdeau and Abdulrahman Hassaballah earned three total awards at the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence. Learn about their awards at this link.
  • Molly Dreyer, an MS environmental engineering student, Austin Izzo, a senior environmental engineering student and James Jensen, an evironmental engineering professor all received honors from UB Sustainability. Learn about Dreyer's accomplishments here.
  • UB's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student club finished in first place overall at the Upstate New York steel bridge competition. Learn about the team's experience at this link.
  • Kennedy Colon, CSEE student and president of UB's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers was honored by the Big Brother Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Teer. Learn about Colon's honor here.