SEAS in the News

4/16/18
An article in Arkansas Business about a new airplane engine being developed that would prevent objects like birds or aerial drones from being ingested into the jet engine reports the company designing the engine reached out to Javid Bayandor, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to assess how the device might enhance safety in the drone era.
4/16/18
An article about a “smart corridor” that is in the works for a 2.5 mile stretch of Main Street near downtown reports the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and UB researchers are about to test a 12-passenger driverless shuttle on private roads on the North Campus, with research on it incorporated into the planning and design of the Smart Corridor and Main Street project.
4/13/18
The Buffalo News reports Bitcrusher, which makes sound effects technology for guitars, took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, and will receive a $25,000 cash grant and in-kind services such as office space and mentorship.
4/12/18
An article in Business First reports a startup company that integrates digital sound effects directly into guitars has won UB’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, and will receive a $25,000 cash grant and in-kind services such as office space and mentorship.
4/12/18
An article on Engineering.com reports on research by Shenqiang Ren, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, that describes how kirigami, a variation of origami that involves cutting folded pieces of paper, has inspired efforts to build malleable electronic circuits.
4/12/18
A story on WKBW-TV interviews Thiru Vikram about his company, Buffalo Automation, that he founded in 2015 as a UB student, to develop a driverless boat that works with existing autopilot technology, but can see and react in real time to different obstacles or hazards in the water.