2017 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Awards

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!

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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

 

IMR Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2016 issue of Innovations in Materials Research, the biannual newsletter of the OSU Institute for Materials Research, is now available online!

spring-2016-imr-newsletter-coverFeatures

  • Faculty Spotlight: Farhang Pourboghrat, Integrated Systems Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Research Highlight: Seed Funding Leads to Ongoing Collaborative Research –  Lisa Hall and Vishnu Baba Sundaresan Use Simulation and 3D Printing to Explore Polymers
  • Nanotech West Achieves Green Buckeye Certification Through Sustainable Practices
  • Ohio State’s Newest Materials Lab: CCIC-NMR Facility
  • Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) Discovery Theme Updates: M&MS Hires Jay Sayre as Assistant VP of Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability, India Trip Report, and more

 

With regular updates from:

  • Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), Ohio State’s NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • Core campus materials facilities
  • New IMR Members and IMR Member News

 

Download the Spring 2016 Innovations in Materials Research newsletter


About Innovations in Materials Research

Innovations in Materials Research is IMR’s biannual newsletter (formerly IMR Quarterly) featuring technical articles highlighting OSU research, updates on research funded by IMR grants, facility updates, recently awarded grants, and other materials research news.

To receive the newsletter by mail or to make suggestions for future articles please contact Layla Manganaro at manganaro.4@osu.edu.

IMR Awards 6 New Facility Grants

Six new research projects were awarded by The Ohio State University Institute for Materials Research in January 2016, for a total investment of $12,000 in nascent materials research. The six projects support eleven faculty researchers from five different departments within the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating these six research teams awarded IMR Facility Grants in January. For the full award announcement, including abstracts for all funded projects, visit: http://imr.osu.edu/files/2016/02/Winter-2016-IMR-Facility-Grants-Awarded.pdf

  • Analytical TEM for Physiological vs. Pathological Iron Core, Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering; Co-Investigators: David McComb, Materials Science and Engineering; Dana McTigue, Neuroscience
  • LIPSS and SIPSS: Novel Surface Patterning Processes for Materials, Sheikh Akbar, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Enam Chowdhury, Physics
  • A Micro/Nanofabricated Platform for Enhanced Gene Delivery: Applications in Cell-based Therapies, Daniel Gallego Perez, Surgery; Co-Investigator: Savita Khanna, Surgery
  • Development of Photonic Crystals for the Investigation of Magneto-Optical Properties in 2D Materials, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Physics
  • Quantification of the Effect of Active Beta Phase Grain Boundary Coverage on Fatigue in Simulated Marine Environments, Jenifer S. Locke, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sample Fabrication for BEEM Studies of Contacts to 2D Materials, Jonathan Pelz, Physics; Co-Investigator: Roland Kawakami, Physics

 

For more information about IMR Facility Grants, including all past awards and current Request for Proposals, visit: http://imr.osu.edu/research/programs/facility-grants/