We are pleased to announce that after a thorough internal and external review process, 8 awards have been made to fund exceptionally promising, innovative materials research on campus through the 2017 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.
These awards total $360,000 in internal research funding to 17 Ohio State researchers from 8 departments in two colleges. The program was able to fund 28% of the proposals submitted this year; 8 out of a total 28. Congratulations to the eight research teams whose projects were selected this year for seed grant funding.
The 2017 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program provides internal research funding opportunities through two distinct Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding and advancing excellence in materials research of varying scopes.
The OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program is jointly funded and managed by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).
A PDF with abstracts of each awarded research project is available online. Congratulations to the eight research teams whose projects were selected this year for seed grant funding!
2017 Exploratory Materials Research Grants
Exploratory Materials Research Grants enable nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding. Six Exploratory Materials Research Grants were awarded this year:
- Development of In-situ Atomic Force Microscopy for Fundamental Investigation of Advanced Battery Binder for Li-Ion Batteries, PI: Hanna Cho, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Jung Hyun Kim, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Tunable CuMO2 delafossites for the electrocatalytic conversion of oxygen, PI: Anne Co, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Co-Investigators: Yiying Wu, Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Welding metallurgy and weldability of single-phase and multi-phase high entropy alloys (HEA), PI: Carolyn Fink, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Marat Khafizov, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Exploration of magnetic order in TMTCs, a new family of layered magnetic semiconductors, PI: Jay Gupta, Physics; Co-Investigator: Roland Kawakami, Physics; Yuan-ming Lu, Physics
- Establishing a Computational Foundation for the Investigation of Magnetoelastic Metamaterials, PI: Ryan Harne, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Marcelo Dapino, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Coupling of magnons and electromagnons to Terahertz metamaterials, PI: Rolando Valdés Aguilar, Physics
2017 Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants
Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants form multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities. Two Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants were awarded this year:
- Engineering approaches for profiling the mechano-material properties of the tumor microenviornment, PI: Jonathon Song, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigators: Carlos Castro, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Michael Ostrowski, Molecular Biology & Cancer Genetics Program; Samir Ghadiali, Biomedical Engineering
- Entropy and Charge Transport in Weyl Semimetals, PI: Nandini Trivedi, Physics; Co-Investigators: Jos Heremans, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering