SMART Community of Excellence provides a focus and connection for industry researchers, faculty, and students from multiple decanal units. 


SMART Convergent Conversations:
Located in the SMART Motion Capture Lab (126 Bonner Hall)

  • 4/17 - 10-11am
  • 5/1 - 10-11am

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The representation gives UB an important voice in the global robotics field.


The research could improve unmanned aerial vehicles and other complex defense systems.

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SMART research

Exposing learners at all levels to the challenges associated with advanced design, manufacturing and construction across scales of time, size and complexity - in the classroom and lab, online and through experiential opportunities

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By design, SMART is community led and driven by the activity of our faculty researchers and industry partners. Leadership exists in the SMART model of governance to facilitate the work of the community.

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SMART works closely with university and regional partners to create systems for design, manufacturing and construction in order to bring highly-customizable products to market faster, while remaining ecologically and economically sustainable.

Impactful Accomplishments

  • smart research funding

    $2.3M of research funding

  • 28.9 million in proposals

    $28.9M in proposals submitted

  • smart awards

    Research award recipients year over year since 2015

  • research projects

    Exploratory project support for interdisciplinary research projects

  • mooc students

    The number of learners who have enrolled in MOOC.

  • 45 smart journal papers

    Over 45 journal papers published

  • conference papers

    Over 50 conference papers published

  • 43 keynote speakers

    Over 43 presentations and keynote speakers

  • smart equipment

    Equipment acquisition to support interdisciplinary research and complement regional capabilities

  • 3 shared facilities

    Three shared research/education facilities

  • smart faculty

    Influencing the hiring of SMART-related faculty in multiple engineering departments

  • 26.5 million in research proposals

    Influenced $26.5M of research proposals

Featured Videos

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SMART Center of Excellence Community

SMART Automation Sandbox at University at Buffalo

SMART Automation Sandbox

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SMART Motion Capture Laboratory 

SMART Fabrication Factory

Introduction to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology Specialization

Architecture Ceramics Assemblies Workshop