News and Events

9/27/18
An article on NBC News about a new high-tech satellite that is designed to snag orbiting space debris and drag it down to Earth’s atmosphere, where it would burn up harmlessly, interviews John Crassidis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
9/26/18
A story on WIVB-TV interviews Jessica Evans, a UB student majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, who is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the American Association of University Women.
9/5/18
An article on IFL Science about a tiny air leak on a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station that an astronaut plugged with his finger as other astronauts worked on a solution to seal the hole quotes John Crassidis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
9/5/18

Hui Meng,a  professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a Fellow of ASME. The designation recognizes her outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering.

9/5/18
UB Students for the Exploration and Development of Space competed in the world's largest intercollegiate rocket competition, earning third place in the payload challenge.
8/31/18
An article on Space.com about a tiny air leak on a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station that astronauts spent part of their day fixing on Aug. 30 interviews John Crassidis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who said a leak on the space station could come from a seal or valve failing.
8/29/18

Several UB researchers have projects tied to the satellite — including geophysicist Beata Csatho, who will attend the September launch and helped plan the mission’s science goals.

8/27/18
A story on KTNV-TV in Las Vegas about the growing problem of drones that are invading protected airspace every day quotes Javid Bayandor, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.