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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.


A project led by John Crassidis to improve the navigation capabilities of a formation of spacecraft is among 25 of the most promising ideas selected as semifinalists in NASA’s iTech initiative. 


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.


Borazjani is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2017-18 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.