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

12/6/18

Limited seats remain for a unique opportunity to partner with UB.

9/26/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A research consortium led by the University at Buffalo has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its groundbreaking work developing advanced imaging techniques for critical biological processes that are difficult, if not impossible, to see with conventional methods.
6/6/18

At the Eric Bloch Symposium, SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson talked about the importance of commercializing faculty research.