Innovations in Materials Research Newsletter – Winter 2017 Issue

The Winter 2017 issue of Innovations in Materials Research, the biannual newsletter of the OSU Institute for Materials Research, is now available online!

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The latest issue of our biannual newsletter is now available online and in print. Features include stories about two student design challenges IMR has coordinated, two new Global Partnership Grants supporting OSU-India partnerships, advances in energy research that began at our SEAL facility, and four new faces at IMR who are helping us grow and expand our programs and impact in materials research.

 

Features

  • Global Partnership Grants Fund Ohio State/IIT Bombay Research Collaborations
  • Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) Discovery Theme Updates: Materials Innovation Lab Design Challenge, ENGR 2367 Experiential Learning Model Includes Industry Partnerships
  • Research Highlight: Innovative Energy Research Advances Have Origins at SEAL
  • New Faces at IMR Helping Build Its Future
  • Ohio State’s Newest Materials Lab: CCIC-NMR Facility
  • 2016 OSU Materials Week Recap

 

With regular updates from:

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

 

Download the Winter 2017 Innovations in Materials Research

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

Global Partnership Grant Funds Sustainable Materials Research Collaboration

The new Global Partnership Grants program of the IMR and its M&MS Discovery Theme focus area is supporting an international research collaboration between The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay.  This inaugural Global Partnership Grant award funds the research project “Development and Characterization of Gallium Oxide Transistors,” a collaboration between Siddharth Rajan, Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments at Ohio State, and Saurabh Lodha, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT-Bombay.  The professors and their research teams will explore the design of energy-efficient electronic devices based on a new semiconductor material, Gallium Oxide.  More information about this exciting joint research project and Global Partnership Grants is available on our website.

 

 

M&MS Welcomes Kari Roth as Senior Technology Integrator

The Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) Discovery Themes focus area announces the hire of Ms. Kari Roth as a Senior Technology Integrator.

 

Roth photoAn experienced engineer and technical program manager with a strong industry background, Ms. Roth will lead projects and manage client relationships within the Materials Innovation Greenhouse (MIG), an open innovation collaboratory translating science and engineering discoveries into economic and societal benefits through strategic partnerships central to the mission of M&MS.

 

Ms. Roth joins us from Honeywell International where she was a Technical Project Leader of sensing and productivity solutions for over nine years, responsible for the management of multimillion-dollar programs for customers within the medical, industrial, transportation, retail and automotive markets.

 

Prior to joining Honeywell, she worked for twelve years with Delphi Corporation as a Program Manager and Application/Design Engineer working with next-generation controlled brake and suspension systems.  Ms. Roth earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Dayton.

 

Ms. Roth brings a differentiated skillset beyond program management and best practices that will make an immediate impact on the M&MS Discovery Theme and, specifically, the MIG.  Her skills and experience in performance improvement, new product design, production, introduction, innovation lifecycle, and voice of the customer engagement are unique and complementary to our existing team.  Her addition will yield results in terms of the successful delivery of complex technical programs for our local-to-global partners.


The Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Themes focus area is managed by the Institute for Materials Research.  For more information:

 

Discovery Themes:    discovery.osu.edu/

 

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability focus area:   discovery.osu.edu/mms

 

Institute for Materials Research:   imr.osu.edu/

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

 

 

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