Alumni News

"Being back at my alma mater is my obvious inspiration. I know that UB is one of best in the world. Every day when I leave my office, I think to myself, 'I hope what I did today made UB a better place,' said John Crassidis, who was recently recognized with the celebrated Samuel P. Capen professorship. 

Growing up, Jordan Walbesser didn’t know if he wanted to be an engineer or a lawyer. So when he got to UB, he earned a degree in each field.  


MAE alum Richard Linares has had space debris on his mind for nearly a decade: as a student working with professor John Crassidis; as an employee protecting military satellites at CUBRC; as a researcher and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota; and most recently, as a recipient of the U.S. Air Force’s prestigious 2018 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award.


The chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will lead UB's undergraduate academic enterprise.

Ann M. (Amy) Bisantz, professor and chair of industrial and systems engineering, received the Paul M. Fitts Education Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

Sissy Nikolaou (MS ’95, PhD ‘98), PE was elected governor of the ASCE G-I Board last month. The G-I is a membership organization, within ASCE, focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry.