The award honors outstanding CSTEP research mentors who have
been involved in mentoring, supervising and advising undergraduate
researchers, and have impacted students’ academic and
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
Graduate students from across the School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences presented their research posters to faculty,
staff, fellow students, and members of the community during the
annual Graduate Student Poster Competition.