OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

We are pleased to announce that after a thorough internal and external review process, four Proto-IRG, two MTBG and three EMRG awards have been selected to fund exceptionally promising, innovative materials research on campus through the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.

 

The OSU MRSGP provides internal research funding opportunities through three distinct Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding and advancing excellence in materials research of varying scopes.  It 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.

 

Three funding tiers of the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program:

 

      1. Proto-IRG Grants provide $80,000/year per award in direct costs to form new interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs) that could be incorporated in 2019 into the renewal proposal of Center for Emergent Materials, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
      2. Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants provide $60,000/year per award in direct costs to support multidisciplinary materials research teams to compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.
      3.  Exploratory Materials Research Grants provide $40,000/year per award in direct costs to enable nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

 


 

2018 Proto-IRG Grants

 

1. Structure, Defects and Emergent Properties at Magnetic Interfaces
Prof. Jinwoo Hwang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

2. Metamorphic Narrow Gap Antimonide Materials for Topological Insulators
Prof. Sanjay Krishna, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

3. Tunable Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Spintronics Based on Graphene Quantum Hall States
Prof. Jeanie Lau, Department of Physics

 

4. Anionic Functional Materials
Prof. Yiying Wu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

2018 Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants

 

1. Sulfide-Based Lithium Superionic Conductors (LISICON) for All Solid-State Energy Storage Device
Prof. Jung Hyun Kim, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

2. MOCVD Growth and Material Properties of Earth Abundant Semiconducting ZnSnN
Prof. Hongping Zhao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

2018 Exploratory Materials Research Grants

 

1. Mechanoelectric effects on bone mineralization as a stiffness modulator
Prof. Hanna Cho, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

2. Investigation of Boron-Based III-V Compound Semiconductors
Prof. Tyler Grassman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

3. Establishing Computational and Experimental Frameworks to Elucidate Magnetoelastic Interactions in Smart Metamaterials
Prof. Ryan Harne, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 


 

For full details, please view the 2018 Request for Proposal
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Information on past OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program awards

 


About the OSU Materials Seed Grant Program

 

In Winter 2011, a new OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program became available to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community.

This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices from the seed programs of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for the Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). The result was a unified RFP with three Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes.

This OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program replaces the previously separate CEM Proto-IRG, ENCOMM Seed Grant, and IMR Interdisciplinary Materials Research Grant (IMRG) programs. As a result, the proposal submission and review processes have been integrated and aligned.

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