Published April 27, 2017
A team of UB graduate students took home one of the top prizes in the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute’s sixth annual Research and Development competition held April 21 at UB.
The annual competition, organized by Rochester Institute of Technology’s NYSP2I, provides college students from across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities.
Graduate and undergraduate level sustainability projects were honored at the event, which included teams from UB, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, Clarkson University, University at Albany and RIT. In total, $7,000 in prizes were awarded. The competition was held as part of Sustainability Month at UB.
UB’s Mohsen Ghafari and Mostafa Sabbaghi won the Jeff Sama First Place award for their project titled “Catalytic NO Oxidation with Liquid Absorption Using Polymeric Catalysis: Sustainable and Cost-Effective NOx Control.”
Ghafari is a PhD candidate in the Department of Civic, Structural and Environmental Engineering, while Sabbaghi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.