Department of Materials Design and Innovation
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Nano Force Lab

The research in the lab focuses on understanding forces at nanoscales to develop novel and functional materials in the fields of tribology, biomedicine and environmental engineering.  A better understanding of the structure-mechanical property relations is needed to develop reliable and system compatible materials.

The current research in the group focuses on soft materials and 2D materials

NFL News:

10/2020: A novel pedagogical framework for materials science with data science and informatics.

07/2020: Cutting edge in Tribology: Designing lubricants by artificial intelligence.

05/2020: Awarded SUNY Research Seed Grant for the development of Fungal-based, sedimentation-assisted plasma separators for                                    isolation of antibodies for the viral treatment.

01/2020: Invited talk at the International Nanotribology Forum (INF), Thailand

10/2019: Congratulations to Eric for winning the national scholarship competition by the MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group (MARPG).

05/2019: Congratulations to Behnoosh for winning the first place in the STLE 2019 Annual Meeting Poster Competition.

04/2019: Congratulations to Behnoosh for winning the second place in the SEAS 2019 Graduate Poster Competition.

08/2018: Awarded Center for Material Informatics Grant for the Development of QSPRs for Mycelium Membranes.

02/2017: Started NFL Lab at UB.


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Department of Materials Design and Innovation, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo, Rm 128, Bell Hall, Buffalo, NY, 14260-5030

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