Welcome to MDI! The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) at the University at Buffalo is the first department in the nation conceived and established entirely for training a new generation of scientists and engineers in the methods of data driven materials discovery and design.
Our distinguished faculty are pioneering new methods in materials discovery to accelerate innovation by harnessing the tools of information science to experimental and theoretical studies of materials science and engineering. The department is committed to accelerating science-based solutions to solve pressing societal problems such as climate change and environmental sustainability.
We seek and enroll high achieving students from all backgrounds of science and engineering who are motivated to rapidly advance innovation in materials science that enhance human and social capital.
Director of Administration
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
120 Bonner Hall
Phone: (716) 645-4351
Tianmu Zhang, PhD
Arpan Mukherjee, PhD
An Su, PhD
Kaito Miyamoto, PhD
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America