The NSF CAREER award is “National Science Foundation's
most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have
the potential to serve as academic role models in research and
education and to lead advances in the mission of their department
PhD student Parham Rohani is pursuing ideas that could bring a
hydrogen generating device to your car and prevent your lithium-ion
battery from wearing out. He has also launched a company, which he
hopes will bring these concepts from lab to market.
"Streptococcus pneumoniae, the focus of my current research, is
the common cause of pneumonia and results in the most antibiotic
prescriptions. Globally, it is also a leading cause of death in
children under 5 years old. A more efficacious vaccine against this
bacteria could greatly improve the quality of life throughout the
world. In my professional career, I hope to continue the
development of vaccines and therapeutics so as to make a positive
impact on the world."
Four years ago, when Lori DuVall-Jackson picked up the
book Behemoth: The History of the Elephant in
America by Ronald Tobias, she was already an elephant
lover. She had no idea then, however, that she would become
an elephant awareness ambassador, a world traveling conservation
advocate, and an inspiration to her students.
"My favorite in class memory was Prof. David Kofke telling the
class during recitation for Fluid Mechanics that he figured out how
the flushing mechanism for a toilet worked in a dream. My favorite
out of class memory was how there was so much snow in Buffalo
during the winter, one year my friends and I decided to build an
igloo. We did and it was super warm inside!"
“I owe a lot of where I am today to the strong foundation
built at UB."
STUDENT AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
PhD student Lingxiang Zhu from the Haiqing Lin research group,
has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2018 NAMS
Student Fellowship Awards.
Membranes Boost Production of Green Hydrogen Fuel with CO2
Capture. PhD Graduate Lingxiang Zhu publishes in Energy and
Development of electrochemical energy technology solves
environmental concerns. PhD student Hanguang Zhang of the Wu
research group was recently published in the Journal of The
American Chemical Society.
PhD student Yang Liu published a paper in Journal of the
American Chemical Society providing a better understanding of the
relationships among composition, morphology and crystal structure
for copper sulfide-based nanocrystals, but also a pathway to a
previously inaccessible nanostructure.
An article on Science News for Students, a publication of
the Society for Science & the Public, features Vader Systems,
which worked with UB engineers to develop a liquid metal 3-D
printing machine that employs magnetic fields to squeeze liquid
metal into drops of precise sizes that are squirted onto a surface
and then harden to build a solid metal object.