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About MDI at UB

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a new forward-leaning, interdisciplinary department that aims to have a transformative impact on the training and education of materials scientists and engineers.

The MDI department is centered on establishing knowledge discovery in materials science by harnessing the tools of information and data science. It addresses the societal needs for significant acceleration of design and discovery of new materials, emergent properties and processing strategies that impact a broad range of technological applications including advanced manufacturing and biosciences/technology in a socially responsible manner. MDI uses this informatics approach to meaningfully and seamlessly connect bench science with computational science methods.

We welcome students from all science and engineering disciplines and encourage them explore how MDI can be the creative platform for proving the impossible and how possibilities become realities.