Dr. Johannes Nitsche, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Spiral Learning Initiative Designer
UB CBE builds design into the undergraduate curriculum as soon as the first semester. By year two, students will begin work on their Spiral Learning Design Project. Our Spiral Design problems are spread over multiple courses in the sophomore, junior and senior years; introducing and revisiting scientific themes and knowledge areas underlying the design project they will ultimately complete in CE 408 Plant Design in their senior year. The benefits of the Spiral Design program are:
•students are more effective in working on their design project
•students appreciate the usefulness of what they learn, and understand connections between elements of knowledge and skills they acquire in different courses
•the program reassures students that there is a reason and a plan underlying their curriculum
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.