A UB faculty member since 1996, Lewis has steadily risen through the ranks of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.


A micro-distillery on the Niagara Wine Trail co-owned by a UB staff member and a UB alumnus is helping Western New Yorkers stay healthy by turning spirits into hand sanitizer that is offered free to the surrounding community.


UB faculty quickly shift gears to be ready to finish the spring semester remotely.


WIVB-TV reports on how 5G wireless technology promises to make computing and information sharing much faster. The station interviewed Filippo Malandra, assistant professor of research in UB’s Department of Electrical Engineering, who said 5G transmissions are over a shorter distance and narrowly focused, which is more advantageous in cities than in rural areas.


Dianne Notaro works to give UB School of Dental Medicine patients a voice and ensure they receive the best care. Quality improvement skills are a must, and she is boosting hers with the aid of TCIE’s professional education. Expanding her repertoire is paying off: by leveraging course learnings, she is influencing policy changes. 


Energy & Environment News reports that climate change is intensifying interest in the waste-to-energy industry. The story quotes John Atkinson, assistant professor in UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, who said the ultimate goal should be to produce less trash. But until that happens, turning waste into low- or zero-carbon electricity is an idea worth pursuing, he said.


An article in Scientific American about how research on the cooling mechanisms of insects such as butterflies could inspire new materials, especially in light of climate change, quotes Qiaoqiang Gan, associate professor of electrical engineering, who said white isn’t the only way to go with such materials.


The Villages Daily Sun published a story on the potential of 3-D printing and quoted Ciprian Ionita, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and neurosurgery in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Ionita discussed how he develops 3D models of the brain that surgeons then use to test how they will approach a complicated patient.


Jim P. Zheng, PhD, a recognized leader in battery technology and University at Buffalo alumnus, has rejoined his alma mater to help advance research in clean energy.


Williamsville-based company is on pace to double in size from 2015, thanks to help from UB engineering's business outreach arm.