SEAS in the News

An article on Electropages about triboelectronics, or the generation of electricity from friction, as a new power source for electronic devices interviews James Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
A story on WGRZ-TV reports a group of UB students, faculty and staff will participate in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, the largest global event in the field of competitive stage design, which The New York Times has called “the most important meeting of theater people in the world, ”and interviews Jonathan Shimon, assistant professor of theatre technology at UB, and Katherine Metzler, a student majoring in mechanical engineering, about the event.
An article on Fox News about an order Tuesday by President Trump directing the Department of Defense to draft legislation creating a so-called Space Force within the U.S. Air Force in a bid to launch the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years interviews John Crassidis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
An article on Hackaday reports on research by Wenyao Xu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, that has discovered the first way to track 3D-printed objects, including guns, using the unique “fingerprints” that 3D printers leave on the objects they produce.
An article on Turkey’s Interesting Engineering reports on a study by James Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the findings of which could one day help technology companies create more sustainable, and longer lasting, power sources for small electronic devices.
An article on Industry Newswire reports on research by Jun Zhuang, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, that suggests that most social media users actually play an active role in spreading rumors and misinformation on social media.