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Identifier: 18-13-00-1

Scope and Contents

PDF copies of FACETS, the Department of Materials Design and Innovation's newsletter.


  • 2020-2021

Terms of Access and Use

FACETS, 2020- is open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

Jointly managed by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) was formed in Spring 2014. Throughout 2015, the department hired its first Erich Bloch Chair, Krishna Rajan, initiated a search for faculty, and created a curriculum for graduate-level study.

By 2016, the department had established a group of dedicated faculty, held its first Erich Bloch symposium, offered its first graduate classes, and began its MDI Industry-Resident Scholar program. The following year, MDI’s graduate curriculum was formally approved, and faculty and students began receiving research grants and awards. In 2018, the department moved into Bonner Hall.

Over the next few years, the department continued to coordinate symposia and research programs. The MDI bachelor’s program was approved in Spring 2020 and began in Fall 2020, along with an accelerated BS/MS program with the Department of Chemistry.

With the start of this undergraduate program, MDI also started its newsletter, FACETS. The newsletter is released on the MDI website annually to inform the University at Buffalo community of research news and updates in department activities.


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Digital copies of the Department of Materials Design and Innovation's newsletter.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

FACETS was collected via internet download in April 2022 as accession 2022-020-BD.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected as new issues are released.

Processing Information

Processed by Grace Trimper, April 2022; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, April 2022.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies.

Finding Aid for FACETS
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
11 April 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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