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
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.