UB PhDs Charles Jones and Mahmoud Ahmadi win 2nd place in Panasci competition

(from left to right) Blaine Pfeifer, Charles Jones, Mahmoud Kamal Ahmadi, and Robert Kosobucki, from Insyte Consulting, who coached the team. 

Published December 16, 2016

UB CBE PhDs Charles Jones of Bear Creek, North Carolina, Mahmoud Kamal Ahmadi of Torbat-e Jam, Iran, and Blaine Pfeifer, associate professor will collect $10,000 for their venture, Shay Bioproducts, a precious metal retrieval unit used to recover and reuse pricy metals for their second-place prize. All participants will be offered co-working space in dig, part of the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center.

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was created by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach. Funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., the program brings together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York.