KIND Lab postdoc among honored President’s Postdoctoral Scholars

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A postdoctoral researcher in the Krishna Infrared Detector (KIND) Laboratory is among the most recent cohort of young researchers welcomed into The Ohio State University’s President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program.   Nicole Pfiester, a postdoc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), was honored in February by President Michael V. Drake, who helped launch the program.   The program supports young, highly …

Knowlton School to host Fulfilled Symposium Feb. 21-22

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The Fulfilled Exhibition on Feb. 10 kicked off its two-week run ahead of a symposium that will consider the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacture and assuagement of desire.   The Fulfilled Symposium is slated for Feb. 21 through 22 in the Gui Auditorium, KN 250, at Knowlton Hall at The Ohio State University. The …

IMR-supported research team develops materials system that transforms shape, grabs objects

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A research team from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a material system that can transform into different shapes through the application of magnetic fields.   The new material, called magnetic shape memory polymers, has the potential to enable a wide range of applications, from biomedical devices to soft robotics. The novel magnetic shape …

Buckeye All-American turns to research to protect against hard hits

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The Institute for Materials Research connects NFL vet with the College of Engineering to study impact protection solutions   Shawn Springs has spent his career focused on impact.   Springs was an All-American and twice earned All-Big Ten honors playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After that, he held his ground as cornerback for three teams, made the Pro Bowl, …

INNOVATE-O-thon participant Jen Schlegel’s efforts to improve accessibility featured in the Washington Post

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Jen Schlegel, a graduating senior in biomedical engineering, was featured in a Washington Post article shining a light on efforts to improve the accessibility of autonomous vehicles.   Schlegel took part in INNOVATE-O-thon with DriveOhio, an innovation event organized by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). There, students were challenged to help shape DriveOhio’s technology strategy by imagining a future …

Ohio State, IIT Bombay focus on wide bandgap materials and devices at Indo-US Science and Technology Forum in Mumbai

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  The Ohio State University recently collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to organize an international workshop promoting collaboration and interaction between scientists and engineers from the United States and India.   The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum on “Frontiers of Excellence in Wide & Ultrawide Bandgap Semiconductors and Electronic Systems” brought together hundreds of scientists …

Frontier Center announces first set of awards to 6 new collaborative research teams from IIT Bombay and Ohio State

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The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center announced its inaugural round of awards to six collaborative research teams under the Frontier Center Scholars Program.   Projects set to receive Frontier Center Scholar Grants bring together investigators with complementary expertise from across the globe to enable unique projects that push the frontier of science and engineering research beyond …

M&MS faculty member Zachary Schultz named AAAS fellow

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Zachary Schultz, associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in recognition of his contribution to science and technology.   Fellows are elected annually by peers serving on the AAAS council. The election to AAAS Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors a U.S. scientist …

Jen Schlegel receives 2020 President’s Prize

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The Ohio State University has selected graduating senior Jen Schlegel as one of two recipients of the 2020 President’s Prize for her dedication to improving people’s lives through the power of accessible educational experiences.   Schlegel is a fifth-year student in biomedical engineering set to graduate from Ohio State in Spring 2020. She and senior Simone Bacon will each receive …

Ohio State reports record investment in research

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New numbers show 2019 was a record-breaking year for research at The Ohio State University. According to a new analysis from the university’s Office of Research, research expenditures for the 2019 fiscal year were $929 million – an increase of 6.2 percent over fiscal year 2018. The analysis is part of the university’s submission to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education …