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UB’s CMI awards over $170K to fund innovative faculty and industry partnerships

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) awarded over $170,000 that showcase collaboration between a UB faculty member and an industry partner. To be eligible for funding through the CMI, UB faculty submitted a brief proposal that was scored by a team of experts based on four criteria: the technology, industry interest, funding impact and relevance to materials informatics.

Topic: “Development of flexible sensors for extreme environmental conditions” Who: Assistant Professor Jung-Hun Seo, PhD, department of materials design and innovation Industry Collaborator: ENrG, Inc. Summary: This project will develop methods and procedures for producing flexible sensors on nanometer thick wide bandgap material which can detect high intensity ultraviolet (UV) light without degrading, or measure temperatures higher than 400oC.

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