Research Highlights

From honors and publications to sponsored research awards, see the research accomplishments and recognition of our faculty and students.

10/9/17

An article in the Wall Street Journal about the growing concern over space debris, also called space junk, orbiting Earth quotes John Crassidis, CUBRC Professor in Space Situational Awareness in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who spoke about the proliferation of small satellites known as CubeSats.

7/24/17

“What we’re proposing would make receiving a pacemaker a one-and-done type procedure that could take as a little as 15 minutes.” Hooman Ansari, PhD candidate

7/24/17

 A Lancaster native studying nature at the smallest scales possible and a student hoping to use robotics to create “revolutionary prosthetics” are the University at Buffalo’s latest Barry Goldwater Scholarship winners, recipients of the most prestigious and competitive research scholarship offered for undergraduate STEM students.

7/24/17

Thousands of ants converge to follow the most direct path from their colony to their food and back; a swarm of inexpensive, unmanned drones quickly map an offshore oil spill. What could these events have in common?

7/24/17

The University at Buffalo is among a select group of academic institutions, industry and nonprofits tapped by the White House to form an advanced manufacturing hub designed to sustain the nation’s manufacturing resurgence.

7/24/17

Five University at Buffalo engineers recently received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards, an indication that the university is attracting some of the world’s brightest young researchers to the Buffalo Niagara region.

7/24/17

The path for humans to Mars could be paved by UB students. A team of five UB student engineers have developed plans for a massive inflatable heat shield designed to protect spacecraft – and potentially astronauts – from the white-hot heat that objects encounter upon entering the red planet’s atmosphere.

7/24/17

UB engineering PhD candidate Aldonis Pimienta-Penalver helped work on NASA's HELIOS project, an advanced solar sail concept.

7/24/17

The aerial branch of the United States Armed Forces has, like the space agency, ordered a space debris-tracking satellite from the University at Buffalo. The satellites, which students are designing and building under the supervision of engineering faculty, are roughly the size of a briefcase. Inside are powerful cameras, sensors and other gizmos that will monitor thousands of manmade objects, also known as space junk, that orbit Earth and threaten spacecraft.