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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.


Students of all levels interested in advanced manufacturing will find a wide variety of course options available through UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

An article on Upstart NY, which covers startups in the Buffalo area, features Vader Systems, which worked with UB engineers to develop a liquid metal 3-D printing machine. The articles notes that the company is hiring UB graduates.
The Solar Splash competition is a 5-day annual “electric boat regatta.” The 2017 competition took place in Springfield, Ohio from June 7-11.
An article in The Conversation by Sara Behdad, an assistant professor with a joint appointment in industrial and systems engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering, examines why when a computer or smartphone breaks it’s hard to get it fixed and much more common to throw the device away, generating between 20 million and 50 million metric tons of electronic waste every year worldwide.
SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, profiles Joseph Mollendorf, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
A story on WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., about how drones do – and don’t – threaten small, low-flying passenger aircraft after quadcopters crashed into a helicopter and airplane interviews Javid Bayandor, founder and director of UB’s Crashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids (CRASH) Lab.

A group of undergraduate students successfully designed and built a prototype of an Arduino-based control algorithm testbed for a cube satellite and presented the results to NASA.