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Materials Informatics = Advanced Manufacturing

A New Engine for Western New York’s Economy

Expanding UB’s core strengths in materials science and informatics is a crucial part of New York State’s strategy to help new and existing businesses become more competitive through technological innovation.

What we do
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The center drives innovation and R&D to grow critical industries such as
advanced manufacturing, life sciences and energy.

Uniquely Positioned
Energy Globe

UB is uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in materials informatics on the national and international stages.

Industry Collaboration
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The university currently has 50 faculty members engaged in materials science research who have extensive funding from federal agencies and private industry.

World Recognition
Liesl Folks

Internationally recognized materials scientist, Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, became dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in January 2013.

The Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics will:

Materials Informatics

Materials informatics applies the principles of informatics and “big data” to materials science and engineering to better understand the use, selection, processing, development and discovery of materials.

Innovation and Entreprenuership