INNOVATE-O-thon students talk mobility at DriveOhio event

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Student participants from the most recent INNOVATE-O-thon recently shared their experiences and thoughts on the future of smart mobility in Ohio to a packed ballroom of government representatives and community members. DriveOhio, an initiative working to advance smart mobility in Ohio, invited the students to the DriveOhio Alliance quarterly meeting at the Fawcett Center after their involvement in an Institute …

David McComb named Microscopy Society of America Fellow

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Materials Science and Engineering Professor David McComb is set to be honored this summer as one of just eight inductees of the Microscopy Society of America’s 2019 Class of Fellows. The distinguished honor recognizes those who have served the scientific community and made significant contributions and achievements in the field of microscopy and microanalysis. McComb, who is an Ohio Research …

Gallium oxide-capable MOCVD system installed at Nanotech West Lab

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  The Ohio State University recently installed a one-of-a-kind materials system, enabling state-of-the-art growth capabilities in the ultra-wide bandgap range. The new gallium oxide-capable metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system is designed and developed by Agnitron Technology, a Minnesota-based supplier of custom MOCVD equipment and R&D services. The system will allow Ohio State researchers to develop oxide semiconductor materials, namely …

Ohio State Day of Giving is here!

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On Friday, March 22, 2019, The Ohio State University will invite alumni, students and other friends of Buckeye Nation to come together and support the university. The 24-hour event is an opportunity to join one another in giving back, paying forward or simply supporting your passion through the cause, college, or initiative of your choice. We know great things happen …

Trustees approve $3M for design of the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

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    The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved on Friday $3 million for design of a building that will help anchor an envisioned innovation district in the university’s west campus.   The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be a hub where Ohio State faculty members, students, alumni, ENGIE researchers, local entrepreneurs and industry experts work together on …

Ohio State-led research team receives $2.2 million grant for transformational energy project

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Researchers at The Ohio State University are leading a project recently awarded $2.2 million from the Department of Energy to develop gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor materials suitable for high-voltage power control and conversion.   The project, “GaN MOCVD Growth on Native Substrates for High Voltage (15-20 kV) Vertical Power Devices,” is one of 12 projects receiving $35 million in funding …

Ohio State faculty team up on $2.75 million award to enable nuclear nonproliferation research

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An interdisciplinary team at The Ohio State University will spearhead a research thrust area within a new consortium focused on nuclear nonproliferation.   The National Nuclear Security Administration, overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy, has established the consortium with the goal of strengthening the nation’s nuclear security.   Ohio State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of …

Jung-Hyun Kim, industry partners receive nearly $2.5M DOE award to advance EV technology

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  Jung-Hyun Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received with partners Nexceris and Navitas a nearly $2.5-million grant from the Department of Energy to develop cathode materials for the next generation of electric vehicle batteries.   The project, “Cobalt-free LNMTO spinel cathode materials,” is one of 42 research projects sponsored through the Department of Energy …

Ohio State joins $42M DOE project for innovative buildings research

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The Ohio State University was named among the funding recipients in a recently announced U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) $42 million project to support innovative residential and commercial building technologies for energy efficiency.   As part of the overall program, Ohio State Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Hongping Zhao is set to lead an almost $600,000 project for the research proposal “High Efficiency InGaN …

Ghalichechian earns NSF CAREER Award for next-gen millimeter wave communications

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  New research at The Ohio State University could help lead to a new generation of radio frequency devices capable of advancing space communications, smart phones and even self-driving cars.   The point is about rethinking the entire design and make-up of the materials used to make such devices, from the ground up.   For his efforts in this realm, …