A new paradigm

for materials science research and education.


data driven discovery methods.


discovery and design of new materials and processes.


society's toughest challenges.

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

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

Our unique educational programs, the only degrees of their kind, take materials science to the next level. We provide students with a data intensive perspective of materials science and engineering that is integrated with a strong foundation in informatics.

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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.

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UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences held a virtual town hall Friday to discuss racial injustice, and how it affects the school, the greater Buffalo area and beyond.


The event will bring students from across the country to UB’s North Campus for a weekend of learning and connecting.


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