School of Engineering Faculty and Student Accomplishments

View the accomplishments of the School of Engineering faculty and students this month.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Gennaro J. Maffia, Ph.D, professor of chemical engineering, was recently issued his last patent from Widener University for creating methods of producing porous metallic structures in December. This semester, Maffia and his graduate students (Demos Pappas, Xiaoshen Bai and other students) will be using the patent’s process in an attempt to manufacture bionic bone components by creating a porous titanium cylindrical piece and testing its strength. The patent was also picked up by Google patents at, and the students plan to present their findings at several conferences this spring.

The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) has awarded David Stahl, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering, both the Student Chapter Service Award and the Outstanding Student Service Award for 2012 because of his service to the Manhattan College chapter. Stahl will receive the awards at a luncheon during the NYWEA’s annual conference on Feb 6.