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.

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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.

Latest News

4/24/19
Students in computational research groups at UB (and those interested in them) had the opportunity to learn about their job prospects after graduation from a panel of distinguished experts at the annual Symposium on Job and Career Perspectives for Students in the Computational Sciences.
4/23/19

Chemical and biological PhD student and Panasci TEC winner Ogechi Ogoke recieved first place in the school's annual graduate student poster competition.

4/4/19

Director France Córdova briefed a UB audience on the new Convergence Accelerator in a Critical Conversations keynote address.