How Can We Help You?

Ways we can help you.

By engaging entrepreneurial faculty, fostering a culture of innovation and deploying the skills of UB researchers, entrepreneurs and partner institutions, the CMI is addressing industry’s material science challenges to create jobs to directly impact the region’s and state’s economies.

If you are ready to develop or improve your products and services and bring your industry-changing ideas to market contact:

Christopher Janson

Business Development Executive


At CMI, incredible capabilities await. Here,  we invent, we connect and we create.


Every day we’re advancing innovation and state-of-the-art research in materials science, advanced manufacturing and materials analytics. We invent breakthrough technologies in advanced manufacturing, life sciences and energy and can also help you to identify, protect and commercialize your discoveries. 


We connect you with the resources you need, including business consultation, equipment, funding & incentives, and access to over 50 faculty members engaged in materials science research.


Our work facilitates start-ups and fosters entrepreneurship creating high-technology jobs in Western New York that drive public-private partnerships and attract companies to co-locate and re-locate.

Workforce development

Whether you need interns, new employees or training for your current workforce, the CMI can connect you with the right people and programs to help your company succeed.

The University at Buffalo (UB)

As part of UB — a premier research-intensive public university — we offer access to world-class faculty and resources. These include UB’s Center for Computational Research (CCR) and UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS).

Our mission

The mission of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) is to leverage UB’s cutting edge materials science and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive innovation and critical R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth in key areas including advanced manufacturing, life sciences and energy.

The CMI also serves as a community-based resource to help manufacturing firms spark innovation working in tandem with the Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

Our impact is measured primarily through the creation of private sector jobs in materials science and advanced manufacturing with related secondary measures (e.g., increased company revenues, funding and company capital investments; as well as university jobs; grants; and intellectual property activity.)

Learn more

Join the vibrant community of high-tech faculty, researchers and entrepreneurs at CMI and prosper from our resources. Please contact us today to learn more.