The jewel is helping engineers develop tough yet lightweight protective material.


Futurity features a robotic hand under development by Ehsan Esfahani, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The gripper is able to adjust the stiffness of its grasp, which allows it to handle and manipulate a wide variety of objects. This trait could also improve industrial safety, enabling the gripper to absorb energy from impacts during collisions.


Consistently collecting and analyzing process performance metrics is vital to understanding your company’s strengths and revealing its weaknesses. In an article on LinkedIn, TCIE Executive Director Timothy Leyh explains what performance metrics are, why they're important, and how to develop meaningful ones.  


Writing for Aerospace Testing International, James Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, explains how his research is improving the accuracy of high-speed aerodynamics both numerically and theoretically.


New Atlas, a popular science and tech news outlet, quotes Qiaoqiang Gan, associate professor of electrical engineering, in a story about a new material that could be used to create road signs that change color when reflecting light at night.


In an article on LinkedIn, TCIE Executive Director Timothy Leyh reflects on the center's new practice of issuing digital badges in replace of paper certificates for those completing professional education courses. Digital badges afford learners the opportunity to demonstrate, more thoroughly, what they learned.


A blog on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership about Industry 4.0 — the 4th industrial revolution — includes insights from Kemper Lewis, MOOG Professor of Innovation and chair of UB’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Lewis was part of a panel at a Manufacturing Council meeting discussing today’s manufacturing technology. 


Engineers report advancements in radiative cooling in a new study in Nature Sustainability.


TCIE’s flexible services guide Fancher Chair Co. toward smoother operations.


An article in the Buffalo News about the 50th anniversary of putting a man on the moon and the role that Buffalo scientists and engineers played in getting them back to Earth interviews William Swenson, assistant dean emeritus in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who worked as a test engineer at Bell Aerosystems at the time, and Joseph Mollendorf, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who spent an unforgettable summer working with Swenson.