Alumni News


Mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty member Aaron Estes has received the Vanderhoef Faculty Award for making the extra effort to coach, mentor, and provide support for students.

Kay Stanney, CEO and founder of Design Interactive Inc. and an alumna of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Jonathan Watts, vice president at Watts Architecture & Engineering, came to the University at Buffalo as a transfer student in 1996. He left his previous college because he felt that UB offered a more comprehensive engineering education, and went on to earn his BS in industrial engineering in 2000 and a BS in civil engineering in 2003.
Ashutosh Sharma, secretary for the government of India’s Department of Science and Technology and professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), will receive a SUNY Honorary Doctorate in science at this year’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduate commencement ceremony.
UB alumnus Benjamin Pawlik has the job many space enthusiasts dream about - working in NASA’s Mission Control. In his over 30 year career at the Johnson Space Center, Pawlik has kept both feet firmly planted on the ground while supporting 50 shuttle missions and is currently a mission manager in the NASA Commercial Crew Office in Houston, Texas.

While teaching a course on energy systems at UB, David Blekhman (PhD ’02, mechanical engineering) discovered his love for clean energy technology, in particular fuel cell technology.