David McComb Named New Ohio Research Scholar

The Materials Science and Engineering department at The Ohio State University recently announced the hire of Professor David McComb, Professor of Nanomaterials, Imperial College London.  Dr. McComb will join OSU’s faculty on October 1, 2011 as an MSE Professor and Ohio Research Scholar in Nanoscale Materials Characterization.  This Ohio Research Scholar position is partially funded through the Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Research Scholars Program Technology-Enabling and Emergent Materials award to IMR in 2008. 

Dr. McComb’s research concentrates on the development and application of nanoanalytical electron microscopy techniques for the study of chemistry, structure and bonding at the interfaces of atoms. His work also includes the synthesis of novel, multifunctional three-dimensionally ordered solids.  OSU faculty and staff may also remember Dr. McComb as one of the speakers at the 2010 OSU Materials Week conference.

Dr. Rudy Buchheit, MSE Department Chair, announced Dr. McComb’s hire to department faculty and staff, noting, “Recently, his interests have turned towards characterization of nanomaterials, biological materials and soft materials, which complements our existing expertise in materials characterization well, and puts Dave in a position to engage a range of vibrant research activities across campus.”

At Imperial College London, Dr. McComb led a research group of seventeen people and served as Co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the IOM3, Council of Royal Microscopial Society and the Institute of Physics, and has over 90 publications and patents.

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