ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MATERIALS & PROCESSING
From mature companies to innovative startups, the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) helps manufacturing companies accelerate R&D, invent new materials, develop innovative new products and find the talent to diversify their capabilities and compete globally. As manufacturing companies grow and adopt new technologies, leveraging experts in big data analytics can help evolve business models to drive critical R&D activities. Each year, we fund multiple research, development and prototyping project initiatives.
We help our clients capitalize on transformative opportunities and navigate our fast-changing world by providing the support needed to be effective today and create long-term value for tomorrow. From our technologies available for license, connecting with materials science experts and talent resources, high performance computing solutions, facilities or equipment and funding, our clients develop agility, increased speed to market, gain greater efficiencies and overcome the talent gap.
Companies are welcome to contact us for assistance with discovering research collaboration partners with expertise in their areas of interest. Projects are proposed in a competitive process for funding consideration. Application period open now.
We are involved in ongoing support for product enhancements for a tabletop sanitization device that uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses on cell phones and instruments in hospitals and other public places.
We are helping to advance the computational modeling of a novel electrochemical technology that prevents bacterial biofilm infections formed on metallic orthopedic implants.
Professors Lin and Swihart are developing novel nanomaterials dispersed in thin-film polymers to achieve energy-efficient, low-cost membranes for hydrogen separation—a critical need in the nascent hydrogen economy.
We aid in Bettergy's work in pioneering the use of additive manufacturing to produce application-specific, reusable graphene aerogel water treatment technologies for water purification and pollutant removal abilities.
Innovative technologies, research experts and high-performance facilities help your organization remain competitive.
Materials innovations and discoveries at UB often turn into useful products and services that create efficiencies, save energy or lives and impact society. Our Technology Transfer team works with companies to quickly transfer technology to the private sector with agreeable terms and provides opportunities for further development and commercial applications.
Sometimes manufacturers need to test, prototype or pilot before full scale production. Let us do the legwork! UB can help our clients access well-equipped facilities to help finalize development of your products or processes. Access cost effective suite of advanced scientific and engineering equipment and instrumentation, or engage with our high performance and cloud computing infrastructure to explore and advance applications of “big data” in materials science.