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H. Lin (CBE), J. Y. Song (Architecture), J. Shim (CSEE)

Zero Energy Adaptive Façades (ZEAF) integrate a photochemical responsive polymer sheet into building façades through an origami inspired folding pattern to efficiently control the heat gain, and thus enhance the building energy efficiency.

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Our Community
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Working with faculty, industry and community leaders, SMART will use design, smart materials and automation to transform advanced manufacturing in the region and across the country.

Our Leadership

Industry executives and faculty from across UB will work with SMART Director Kemper Lewis on innovative ways to bring customizable products to market faster, while remaining ecologically and economically sustainable.

Our Impact

SMART Co-leader Omar Khan talks of sweeping goals: "The community works across things as small as medical devices and as large as architectural facades and building construction systems."