Alumni News


Satish Nagarajaiah, who received his PhD in Civil Engineering from UB in 1990, was elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) earlier this year.


Heather Platt, PE, a senior project manager for Dewberry, was recently appointed to the Facility Guideline Institute’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee. She will serve as the ASHRAE representative during the 2019-2020 term.

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, over 100 members of the UB community gathered in Slee Hall to honor exceptional alumni, students and corporate partners at the Sixth Annual School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Awards Night.

After graduating from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a degree in computer engineering and spending a few years freelancing in Western New York, Tom Occhino, BS '07, was recruited to Silicon Valley to work as a software engineer at Facebook.


UB mechanical engineering alum David Blekhman has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.


About 100 students gathered on campus this spring to take part in the 2019 Blockchain Buildathon—an annual event that brings together local businesses and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students to develop a solution to a problem, or use case, utilizing blockchain technology.