Faculty News

Edward P. Furlani, UB engineering professor and fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, whose pioneering work in microfluidics, inkjet systems, optoelectronics and other fields is recognized worldwide, died suddenly July 3. He was 65.

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are generating mega-buzz these days with accounts of fortunes won, and lost, on the many volatile digital exchanges. But according to Bina Ramamurthy, teaching professor of computer science and engineering, the real story is blockchain, the technology that underlies these currencies.

Frank Cozzarelli, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, died January 25, 2018, in his Buffalo home. He was 84.
Teng Wu, a faculty member specializing in structural, bridge and wind engineering, received the 2018 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) prize for his contributions to structural engineering.
Kui Ren and Terri Nusstein from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been named recipients of the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
Two SEAS faculty members were among the five UB professors to be appointed to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty achievement in the SUNY system.