Materials Design and Innovation PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Program Description

The Materials Design and Innovation PhD program blends traditional materials science with modern statistical analysis, database interpretation, and data mining techniques. In addition to the fundamental materials science subjects, the program offers unique courses in materials informatics, advanced computing methods, machine learning, robotics for materials engineering, and an integrated experimental development laboratory that spans from atomic-level research to device creation.

PhD students in this program will also have the opportunity to engage with UB's Computational Data-enabled Science and Engineering graduate program. This collaboration provides comprehensive training in computational data science, benefiting both experimental and computational materials scientists.

Program Contact

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 to 4.5 Years

Application Fee

  • $100

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.