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An article on Inside Unmanned Systems about the many commercial enterprises that are integrating drones into their operations interviews Souma Chowdhury, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
An article in Buffalo Business First quotes Kemper Lewis, professor and chair of UB’s mechanical and aerospace engineering department, who discussed how manufacturing is evolving.
An article in Scientific American about advancements in wind energy, specifically a plan to build massive offshore wind turbines, quotes John Hall, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

The award honors outstanding CSTEP research mentors who have been involved in mentoring, supervising and advising undergraduate researchers, and have impacted students’ academic and professional careers. 

An article in The Scientist reports on research by Amin Karami, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to develop systems that harness kinetic energy from a patient’s heart beat to power battery-free leadless pacemakers, eliminating the need to replace pacemakers that lose battery power after seven or eight years.
Seamus Lombardo, an undergraduate aerospace engineering major, earned third place in the Student Competition at the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Symposium on Small Satellites, held in Berlin, Germany.
An article on PhysOrg reports UB researchers are developing a piezoelectric system that converts the heart’s vibrational energy into electricity to power pacemakers, and quotes Hooman Ansari, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Five undergraduate students in were recognized for outstanding achievements at the inaugural MAE undergraduate student awards ceremony held on May 9, 2017.