Research Partners

Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

New home of the Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

As a leader in advanced manufacturing, UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) works closely with leading research and academic institutions across the globe.

If your organization is interested in becoming a research partner, please contact:

Mark T Swihart, PhD

Executive Director
NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

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Our research partners

The CMI is proud to be part of the University at Buffalo (UB), which is New York State’s largest public university. 

Buffalo Manufacturing Works (formerly known as the Buffalo Niagara Advanced Manufacturing Institute)  is a one-of-a-kind resource center for advanced manufacturing. If you want to innovate, expand into new markets or boost productivity, we can help. Our collaborative network is designed to give your business the tools you need to grow, improve your bottom line and compete-while stimulating economic development throughout the Buffalo Niagara region. At Buffalo Manufacturing Works, we work for you.

Cultivates connections between academia and industry, acknowledging the critical link between applied research and a vibrant manufacturing sector.


EWI is a manufacturing research and commercialization institute that matches expertise to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, providing efficient and effective solutions in product design, fabrication and production. Buffalo Manufacturing Works will leverage EWI’s capabilities to help industry address manufacturing process and production issues, and make operations more competitive through manufacturing technology innovation.

Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.

The CBLS is a hub for life sciences innovation and technology-based economic development. Leveraging our resources, we drive scientific discovery, facilitate collaboration among academia, industry and the public sector. We help companies get the funding they need to thrive, scientists gain access to world-class facilities and create employment and investment opportunities that improve human health.

The CMI is one of ten NYS Centers of Excellence statewide, which were established to drive innovation and economic development. These centers are overseen by NYSTAR.