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Research Expertise

The CMI’s  scientists and engineers are taking successful research programs to the next level by working directly with industry partners to solve R&D problems, discover new materials and processing methods, create high-technology jobs, and drive our region’s and state’s economies.

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These researchers are employing biological materials, from stem cells for tissue engineering to cellulose for biofuels to create new materials and devices.
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Our research in continuum and multiscale modeling, produces predictive models of materials, devices, and processes including mechanical behavior, fluid flow and heat transfer, light propagation and the combination of these and other phenomena across length scales from nanoscopic to macroscopic. 
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Data analytics and machine learning researchers are exploring and advancing applications “big data” in materials science.
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Design, digital and additive manufacturing engineers are pushing the limits of manufacturing technology, developing new energy and material-efficient approaches for fabricating complex structures.
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Inorganic materials synthesis and processing scientists and engineers create everything from new nanomaterials, to “smart” structural materials that incorporate additional functions such as sensing.
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The CMI scientists and engineers have expertise and facilities for comprehensive characterization of all types of materials. 
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Photonic and electronic device engineers and scientists are developing new optical devices based on metamaterials and novel structures that can manipulate light in ways not possible with naturally-occurring materials. 
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The UB researchers dedicated to polymeric and macromolecular materials synthesis and processing are creating new functional polymers and complex macromolecular structures with applications in consumer products, drug delivery, organic electronics and membranes for purification of water and gases. 
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The CMI Researchers in quantum, atomistic and molecular modeling area are breaking new ground in development and application of methods for predicting the structure, properties and behavior of new and existing materials.