News and Events

7/3/17
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.
7/3/17
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.
6/26/17
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.
6/15/17

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. 

6/12/17
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.
6/5/17
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.
5/20/17
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.
5/18/17

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