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Research Highlights

Learn more about the groundbreaking innovations and collaborations happening at UB’s NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI).

6/23/15
Lead candidates for high-performance organic photovoltaics from high-throughput quantum chemistry – the Harvard Clean Energy Project
6/23/15
Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center Academic Partner and UB Associate Professor, Eva Zurek wins the international "Promising Young Scientist Award" given to young scientists for outstanding achievements in chemistry and physics.
6/23/15
Sentient Science and the CMI faculty were recently awarded funding from the U.S. Navy Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) for their proposed Bioelectronic Fusion Sensor System. 
9/8/16
With an eye toward improving the efficiency and affordability of solar cells, physicists from UB and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will develop light-harvesting films using funds from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The study will focus on a class of promising materials: chalcogenide perovskites, which are nontoxic, earth-abundant compounds whose electronic properties make them ideal for cultivating energy from the sun. The idea is to incorporate this material into solar cells as thin films that absorb and convert sunlight into usable electricity. 
9/8/16
Professors Liang Feng, PhD and Natalia M. Litchinitser, PhD co-authored a study on optics, featured in the journal Science, that could lead to the development of more powerful computers and data centers. Their research focuses on a vortex laser beam as a way to increase computing capacity - the corkscrew shape of the vortex will carry 10 times more information than linear lasers.
6/23/15
August 26, 2014, Dr. Chong Cheng was awarded with a collaborative grant from the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) program of the National Science Foundation.