Building upon UB’s reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing and design, our Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) community will help create the next generation of technologies, processes and education.
SMART engages partners throughout the university and beyond to bring focused expertise and unique capabilities to the challenge of a revitalized manufacturing industry in New York State. Strategic partners include partners both inside and outside of the University working with the various groups facilitated by faculty leaders.
The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
Exploring innovative uses of economical and environmentally-friendly materials. Considering life-cycle product costs for near zero environmental impact, including green design and manufacturing, design for no assembly and green building construction methods. Partnering with industry leaders looking for long-term environmentally and economically sustainable options.
Industry and Community Partnerships
In addition to research, SMART seeks to create and strengthen partnerships with industry and community organizations to identify and address authentic, impactful sustainable manufacturing issues.
Achieving the vision of sustainable manufacturing will impact both current and future workers. As a result, SMART is also interested in novel, interdisciplinary and problem-focused learning approaches for all types of learners (e.g., K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and workforce development).