Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A breathalyzer-like device for on-site drug testing may soon be on the way thanks to a new chip, designed by a UB-led team, that can be used to detect cocaine in just minutes.


A low-cost enhancement of the glass slide turns microscopes into thermometers, an advancement, co-led by UB, that could streamline scientific research worldwide.


UB researchers are making 3-D printed dentures filled with medication to prevent infections, an innovation with potential applications for casts, stents and prostheses.