Our Impact

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The SMART CoE has made significant progress on their approach of impacting scholarship, education, and engagement in the eight interdisciplinary SMART themes.

Impactful Accomplishments


$2.3M of research funding

28.9 million.

$28.9M in proposals submitted


Research award recipients year over year since 2015


Exploratory project support for interdisciplinary research projects

mooc students.

The number of learners who have enrolled in digital manufacturing & design mooc

45 journals.

Over 45 journal papers published


Over 50 conference papers published


Equipment acquisition to support interdisciplinary research and complement regional capabilities


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


Three shared research/education facilities


Over 43 presentations and keynote speakers

26.5 million.

Influenced $26.5M of research proposals

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Membership with MXD

Our membership in MXD (formerly known as DMDII) has positioned UB as a thought leader with respect to Industry 4.0 and is a tangible demonstration of the potential impact that UB can have on the national advanced manufacturing landscape.