Alfred University was established in 1836 in upstate New York, and holds a reputation as a center for education and research in ceramic and glass science. The Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory is located on the first floor of the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering in Binns Merrill Hall. The Inamori School of Engineering lies between the Hall of Glass Science and The School of Art and Design and hosts the Biomaterials Engineering Sciences Laboratories, the X-ray Characterization Laboratory, The Spectroscopy Laboratory and the High Temperature Ceramic Engineering Laboratories. The Hall of Glass Science offers the Universities glass engineering science program with facilities including glass synthesis and processing laboratories and glass fiber drawing units. The School of Art and Design at Alfred University has consistently been ranked among the top art and design programs in the United States and offers programs in Ceramic Art, Drawing, Painting/Photography, Media, Sculpture and Art History. The school also houses the Inamori Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics which was dedicated to Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation for his contributions to the Engineering School. The school also contains numerous teaching classrooms and theatres for teaching and guest seminars and in addition to the office of the Dean of the School.
The Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering aims to provide academically challenging, inquiry-based programs to prepare technically proficient and broadly educated engineers and scientists at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. We strive to offer these programs in a student-centered environment with a strong commitment to the personal, professional, and ethical development of our students. We engage in research to provide a foundation for our educational programs, to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and to support economic growth.