Graduate Research Symposium

Our Graduate Research Symposium is an exciting, comprehensive event that showcases the high quality, multidisciplinary research conducted in our department, and spans diverse areas such as molecular engineering of novel materials, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and molecular modeling.

The symposium features over 60 posters, two lectures from senior graduate students, a keynote lecture from an accomplished colleague, and includes a wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres reception to honor our alumni and guests.

All graduate students in their second year and beyond participate in the annual fall symposium. Poster judges from every aspect of chemical and biological engineering come to participate. The event includes a keynote speaker, student lectures, and a post-event reception.

Student presenting poster to two students at graduate symposium.

Over 70 students presented posters at the 2016 UB CBE Graduate Research Symposium

Previous Graduate Research Symposiums

The 20th Annual CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Photos

Past speakers:

  • 2016: Mehmet Toner Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Microfluidics to Isolate Single and Clusters of Rare Circulating Tumor Cells to Manage Cancer Patients
  • 2015: David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
    Using High Throughput Computation to Accelerate Development of Materials for Scalable Energy Technologies 
  • 2014: Daniel K. Schwartz, University of Colorado Boulder
    Single Molecule Tracking at Wet Interfaces
  • 2013: Michael D. Reily, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
    Pharmaceutical Application of Metabolomics
  • 2012: John Magnani, GlycoMimetics Inc
    From Functional Carbohydrates to Novel Glycomimetic Drugs
  • 2011: Dr. Woodrow K. Shiflett, Chevron Products Company
    Moving Innovation into the Marketplace: Harvesting R&D Value in the Global Hydroprocessing Catalyst Arena