SEAS in the News

An article in Science News, the publication of the Society for Science and the Public, about a new design for sun-powered desalinization technology that may lead to longer-lasting devices that produce cleaner water interviews Qiaoqiang Gan, associate professor of electrical engineering.
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 article on NBC News which reports on a giant “energy kite” that’s flying off the coast of Hawaii interviews John Hall, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
An article on WBEN-AM reports Moog Inc. has given $1.5 million to support creation of an endowed position in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and that Kemper Lewis, professor and chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will become the first Moog Professor of Innovation starting in January.  
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.
A story on WBFO-FM reports on UB research that suggests that some populations of freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes are recovering, as are the lakes, and interviews Brandon Sansom, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.