2016 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Awards

We are pleased to announce that after a thorough internal and external review process, 11 awards have been made to fund exceptionally promising, innovative materials research initiatives on campus through the 2016 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.

 

These 11 awards total $500,000 in internal research funding to 25 Ohio State researchers from 10 departments in five colleges.  The program was able to fund 58% of the proposals submitted this year; 11 out of a total 19.

 

The 2016 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 eleven research teams whose projects were selected this year for seed grant funding!

 

2016 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.  Eight Exploratory Materials Research Grants were awarded this year:

  • Direct Structural Determination of Individual DNA Molecules Using Electron Nanodiffraction, PI: Jinwoo Hwang, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Kichoon Lee, Animal Sciences
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of 2D Ferromagnetic Semiconductors, PI: Roberto Myers, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigators: Roland Kawakami, Physics; Wolfgang Windl, Materials Science and Engineering
  • An Integrated Experimental-Computational Approach for Determining the Phonon Mean Free Path Spectrum in Semiconductors, PI: Sandip Mazumder, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Marat Khafizov, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Effects of Polymer Adsorption on Dynamics of Model Polymer Nanocomposites for Design of Advanced Tire Tread Compounds, PI: Kurt Koelling, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Co-Investigator: Lisa Hall, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Uncertainty Quantification for Model Selection: Evaluating Material Constitutive Models based on Available Data, PI: Stephen Niezgoda, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Oksana Chkrebtii, Statistics
  • Development of a Nanoscale Rheology Sensor in a Microphysiological Model of Tumor Stroma, PI: Jonathan Song, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigators: Carlos Castro, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Michael Ostrowski, Cancer Biology and Genetics
  • Synthesis and Design of Novel Graphyne and Graphdiyne-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks, PI: Psaras McGrier, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • The Effect of Abutment Material on Wear of Internal Engaging Features of Implants under Cyclic Loading, PI: Fengyuan Zheng, Restorative Sciences and Prosthodontics; Co-Investigators: Damian Lee, Restorative Sciences and Prosthodontics; Jinwoo Hwang, Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

2016 Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants

 

Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants form multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.  Three Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants were awarded this year:

 

  • Ultra Wide Band Gap III-Nitride Semiconductor Materials and Devices, PI: Siddharth Rajan, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Co-Investigators: Jinwoo Hwang, Materials Science and Engineering; Aaron Arehart, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Magnetic Dynamics and Excitations in Skyrmions Stabilized by Thin Films and Multilayers, PI: Chris Hammel, Physics; Co-Investigators: Vidya Bhallamudi and Fengyuan Yang, Physics; David McComb, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Halide Double Perovskites: A New Class of Lead-free Compound Semiconductors, PI: Patrick Woodward, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Co-Investigators: Joseph Heremans, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Roberto Myers and Wolfgang Windl, Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

IMR Awards 5 New Facility Grants

Spring 2016 IMR Facility Grants Awards

Five new research projects were awarded by the IMR for a total investment of $10,000 in nascent materials research.  The five projects support eight researchers from four different departments within the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

This seed funding will begin July 1, 2016.  Congratulations to the research teams awarded IMR Facility Grants in this last round of competitive funding!

 

 

Visit our Facility Grants page to read the abstracts for these and all past funded projects.

 

 

Developing Nonlinear MEMSHanna Cho, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

 

A Correlative Study of the Skyrmion Phase Diagram for FeGe Thin Films, Sarah Dunsiger, Physics and Center for Emergent Materials; Co-Investigator: Robert Williams, Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis

 

 

Atomic Scale Chemical Ordering and Structural Distortion in High Entropy Alloys, Maryam Ghazisaeidi, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Jinwoo Hwang, Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

Quantifying cell-matrix remodeling during angiogenesis in a microfluidic vessel bifurcation system, Jonathan Song, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Shaurya Prakash, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

 

Selective Electrohydrodynamic Deposition (SED) for Creating 3D Hybrid Microstructures, Yi Zhao, Biomedical Engineering

 

2016 OSU Materials Week – Student Poster Awards

Congratulations to the 15 Ohio State students who received awards for having the highest rated posters and presentations at the two Student Poster Sessions at 2016 OSU Materials Week!

2016 Student Poster Award Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State President Michael Drake stopped by our closing session to say a few words about the importance of materials science on society, and congratulated the Student Poster Award winners.

 

 

2016 OSU Materials Week – Student Poster Awards

Michael Page, Physics (Advisor: P. Chris Hammel)

Sarah Watzman, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Advisor: Joseph Heremans)

Kevin Galiano, Physics (Advisors: Jonathan Pelz, Physics and Steven Ringel, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Paul Gilmore, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Advisors: Vishnu Sundaresan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Yiying Wu, Chemistry and Biochemistry),

Jose Lorie Lopez, Chemistry and Biochemistry (Advisors: Philip J. Grandinetti, and Anne C. Co)

Brandon Giles, Materials Science and Engineering (Advisor: Roberto Myers)

Steven Tjung, Physics (Advisor: Jay Gupta)

John Jamison, Materials Science and Engineering (Advisor: Roberto Myers)

William McCulloch, Chemistry and Biochemistry (Advisor: Yiying Wu)

Chris Ehemann, Physics (Advisor: John Wilkins)

Elizabeth Bushong, Physics (Advisor: Roland Kawakami)

Janani Sampath, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Advisor: Lisa Hall)

Travis Hery, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Advisor: Vishnu Baba Sundaresan)

Maxx Arguilla, Chemistry and Biochemistry (Advisor: Joshua Goldberger)

James Rowland, Physics (Advisor: Mohit Randeria)

 

For the full listing of their posters and co-authors, and other awards given at today’s closing session, visit: http://imr.osu.edu/seminarsandevents/materials-week/


 

2016 OSU Materials Week is brought to you by the OSU Institute for Materials Research (IMR) and the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme focus area

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2016 OSU Materials Week is sponsored by Center for Emergent Materials, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), and the Office of Energy and Environment

 

2016 OSU Materials Week – Friday Closing and Student Poster Awards 11:30!

Today is the last day of 2016 OSU Materials Week! Join us for two focus sessions on Simulation and Data Analytics and Nanotechnology in Medicine from 8:30 – 11:30 AM.

Our closing and Student Poster Awards begin at 11:30 AM outside on the Blackwell Patio.  We will have snacks, a few words from Ohio State President Michael Drake, and awards to the top student posters from our 110 entries shared at the two Student Poster Sessions.

 

Thank you for your participation in 2016 OSU Materials Week!

 

Below are some photos from Thursday’s sessions:

 

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2016 OSU Materials Week – second student poster session tonight!

Join us tonight, Thursday, May 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Blackwell Ballroom and patio for our second Student Poster Session and reception.

 

 

Friday morning will host our last two focus sessions on Simulation and Data Analytics and Nanotechnology in Medicine.  And don’t miss the closing reception tomorrow at 11:30 AM with our annual student poster awards.

 

 

Full technical program is available online here.

 

 

Below are some photos of our successful Student Poster Session from Wednesday night:

 

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