An article in the Buffalo News reports a UB student team was among five finalists in a state Department of Health Aging Innovation Challenge, a crowdsource contest developed with HeroX to help older adults with daily activities.

An innovative stroke recovery system landed the UB team in the finals of the Aging Innovation Challenge.


As a young girl in Pakistan, Ramla Qureshi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, dreamt of being a fighter pilot, and then a lab scientist.  

Michel Bruneau has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system. He was among 14 SUNY faculty members appointed to the distinguished professor ranks by the SUNY Board of Trustees at its meeting on Nov. 15.
An article on R&D Magazine interviews Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, about 3D printed firearms and research he and colleagues are conducting to “fingerprint” the specific printer that a 3D-printed item originated from, enabling law enforcement agencies to track the origin of 3D-printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods.

One September night, senior aerospace and mechanical engineering student Jessica Evans unsuspectingly picked up the phone. On the other end Evans heard the unexpected yet familiar voice of Jacquie Walker, local Channel 4 news anchor and namesake of a prestigious scholarship from the Buffalo chapter of the American Association of University Women.

As a summer research project, Adrian Denner, an undergraduate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, set out to scavenge useful energy from the vibrations of a thermoacoustic resonator.
An article in Fast Company by Wenyao Xu and Zhanpeng Jin, both associate professors of computer science and engineering, looks at their work to invent a new type of biometric involving “brain passwords” that is uniquely tied to a single human being and can be reset if needed.

Activities include rides in a self-driving bus, robot demonstrations, robot programing and learning about careers in robotics.

Over the past two years, five faculty members from UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received awards from the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Region 1 chapter.