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.

Student looking in microscope.
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

8/15/19

The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been recognized as an Exemplar Bronze Award recipient by the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The program publicly recognizes engineering colleges that make significant progress in increasing diversity and inclusion.

6/18/19
Materials design and innovation PhD student Behnoosh Sattari Baboukani received a platinum first-place award at 74th Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting and Exhibition’s student poster competition.
5/15/19
Later this week, over 1,300 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates will sit in anticipation, on the cusp of crossing from student life to adulthood, academia to careers, knowledge to application. While they all share the hope and sadness and pride of the moment, each student arrives with their own unique story of how they got there.