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


















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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IMR Shuttle Service Welcomes New Van

Passengers of IMR’s shuttle service will be pleased to learn we have a new vehicle to transport them between main campus and West Campus research facilities.  The new Ford Transit 12-passenger van is a much-needed replacement of our original, 10-year-old shuttle van and it offers a very comfortable, climate-controlled ride.

IMR shuttle van with Block O background cropped

IMR’s free weekday shuttle service transports passengers between main campus and key research facilities on West Campus – 10 times daily!

Our free weekday service operates ten times a day between 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM with stops at three West Campus facilities on Kinnear Road: the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)Nanotech West Laboratory, and the Center for Automotive Research – and returns passengers to main campus at the end of each loop.

For full information about IMR’s shuttle service, including a route map, click here.

2014 OSU Materials Week – Recap and Student Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to the ten Best Student Poster Award winners, each of whom received a plaque and Amazon gift cards in recognition of their excellent work.

For a recap of 2014 OSU Materials Week and photos of the conference, click here.

Student Poster Winners Web Large

Pictured: Zihao Yang, Maxx Arguilla, Cindy Barrera, Danny Liu, Christine Jackson


2014 OSU Materials Week – Best Student Poster Award Winners


  • Maxx Arguilla, Band Gap Tuning of Tin-Alloyed Germanane; Advisor: Joshua Goldberger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Cindy Barrera, Effect of Bio-based Fillers on Hevea and Guayule Natural Rubber Mechanical Properties; Advisor: Katrina Cornish, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Christine Jackson, Interface Trap Characterization of ALD Dielectrics/GaN MIS Capacitors; Advisor: Steven Ringel, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jacob Jensen, Characterization of a High Strength, Refractory High Entropy Alloy AlMo0.5NbTa0.5TiZr; Advisor: Hamish Fraser, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Danny Liu, In Situ Quantification and Visualization of Lithium Transport with Neutrons; Advisor: Anne Co, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Kaushik Rangharajan, Antibody-Cell Binding in an Automated Cell to Biomolecule Analysis System; Advisors: Shaurya Prakash and Terry Conlisk, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Nicolas Scozzaro and Jeremy Cardellino, The Effect of Spin Transport on Spin Lifetime in Nanoscale Systems; Advisor: Chris Hammel, Physics
  • Rachel Whitman, DNA Interactions of Bimetallic Ruthenium Complexes Containing Tridentate Ligands with Extended Systems; Advisor: Claudia Turro, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Kurtis Wickey, Thin Film Nanocalorimetry Using FIB Patterned Commercial SiN Membranes; Advisor: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Physics
  • Zihao Yang, Evidence for a Charge Accumulation Layer at the Platinum to Yttrium Iron Garnet Interface; Advisor: Roberto Myers, Electrical and Computer Engineering