UB’s Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics was highlighted in The Buffalo News for its potential impact on economic growth in the Buffalo area.
Materials science is an emerging field of study that uses science and engineering to develop or modify materials and produce better everyday products. UB’s center opened last year, but has specialized in this branch of nanoresearch for a number of years. UB has built a core of more than 40 scientists with expertise in this area, with more faculty hires coming on the horizon.
The new center complements the region’s roots in manufacturing and would be closely tied with plans for more high-tech, advanced manufacturing in the area. Ideally, its research will lead to new developments in the field and spin-off companies to produce them.
“This is part of our strategy, where we concentrate on the areas that improve the economy,” UB President Satish Tripathi told the News.