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CMI event to highlight industry collaboration, innovative new department


Tue, Feb 16th 2016 11:10 am

By the University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) will hold two events on Feb. 18 to showcase collaborative faculty and industry projects and to introduce UB's new Department for Materials Design and Innovation (MDI).

The events will begin at 2:45 p.m. at 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo. CMI Executive Director Mark Swihart, Ph.D., will moderate a panel of UB faculty researchers and industry representatives from Healthcare Hub, Vader Systems, POP Biotechnologies and Unifrax.

"This diverse panel will illustrate how CMI is supporting industry-university collaborations that drive innovation and help both new and long-established businesses become more competitive through technological innovation," Swihart said.

To register for this free event, visit industry-panel.eventbrite.com.

Following the panel, the Innovation Lecture Series will feature Krishna Rajan, Sc.D., Erich Bloch Chair and MDI Empire Innovation Professor at UB, who will discuss how MDI will respond to national and regional priorities by delivering innovative research and training future generations of material scientists and engineers to develop solutions to real world problems.

The lecture will take place from 4-5 p.m. at 701 Ellicott St.

UB's MDI is a partnership between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences that applies UB faculty research and educational services in materials science, engineering and informatics toward finding and developing novel materials and accelerating research and education to advance manufacturing and biotechnology.

To register for this free event, email [email protected].

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