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Materials Design and Innovation

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology.

A collaborative effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, the new department builds on UB’s existing research expertise to discover, develop and bring to market new materials that are critical to the economic security of the region, nation and world.

CBS Innovation Nation Features UB Water Lens
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For 1 in 7 people, finding clean water is a monumental challenge. undergraduate students and engineering professor James Jensen found a unique solution. Read the news release.