MDI @ UB

A new paradigm

for materials science research and education.

Advancing

data driven discovery methods.

Accelerating

discovery and design of new materials and processes.

Addressing

society's toughest challenges.
MDI word cloud in the shape of an icosahedron

Through our highly-interdisciplinary research, we are shattering traditional classifications in materials science.

faculty member teaching MDI class

Our faculty are pushing the frontiers of science and engineering and creating technologies that impact society.

K-12 students learn about materials science.

The MDI Hub is the focal point for a broad range of engagement and outreach activities, from our industry scholar residence program to our Alchemy Lab, where K-12 students are introduced to materials science.

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About MDI @ UB

We are a transformative department focused on ways to use data science and materials informatics to train and education materials scientists.

Latest News

2/27/19
Several faculty members and students from the Department of Materials Design and Innovation made key contributions to the Materials Research Society’s Fall Meeting and Exhibit.
2/18/19

Jung-Hun Seo, an assistant professor in the Department of Material Design and Innovation, received a Young Investigator Award from the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA).

12/19/18

A world-renowned expert in materials science and technology, Jia holds 49 U.S. patents.