Researchers across the SUNY system are collaborating on aging
– what one UB faculty member calls the "blockbuster issue of
the 21st century." They want to become the national experts in
UB civil engineering student Deshawn Henry captures sunlight to
clean polluted water. His research led him to a low-cost method for
turning polluted water into drinking water for the millions without
access to it.
SUNY Distinguished Professor Paras Prasad made sure his
groundbreaking research went to work. A world leader in
nanomedicine, he licensed his technologies to UB spinoff
Nanobiotix, now a publicly traded company based in France. The
results earned him UB's first Innovation Impact Award.