Chemistry Seminar- Sam Glover, University of Cincinatti @ 2015 McPherson Lab
Mar 27 @ 4:10 pm – 6:05 pm

Dr. Sam Glover – Analytical/Physical Seminar

BME Seminar Series- Dr. Damir Janigro, Flocel Inc
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Damir Janigro, Flocel Inc.

Scientific Director
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Columbus, OH 43210

“Blood-brain barrier in health and diesase”

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) serves to protect the central nervous system (CNS) from damage by exogenous molecules. In doing so, it also can prevent some drugs from reaching their sites of action. A variety of CNS disorders contribute to BBB disruption, and detection of this “opening” can be used for both diagnostic purposes and for determining time periods when drugs can more easily enter the CNS. While expensive and time-consuming imaging techniques are currently used for this purpose, we have devised a method for detecting plasma levels of a blood biomarker of BBB disruption. The relevance of these findings in translational neurosciences will be discussed.



DR. DAMIR JANIGRO, PhD, FAES is the CSO and founder of Flocel Inc. a Professor at CWRU, a member of the World Neurobiology Commission of ILAE, and associate editor for Epilepsia, PLOS among others. He has over 30 years of experience and has received continuous support from the NIH since 1996. He is the inventor of the dynamic in vitro model of the BBB that constituted one of the founding blocks of Flocel’s technology. He discovered S100B as a marker of BBB function and has for many years collaborated with top notch hospitals in the US and Europe to broaden the scope and use of this technology. He recently patented the use of S100B as marker of hemorrhagic transformation in stroke victims undergoing intra-arterial therapies. With his former student, Dr. Nicola Marchi, he received the Morris-Coole award in 2008. He has served on several NIH panels, and has been part of three FDA applications. He served as Chairman for study sections for the American Heart Association and the Department of Defense. He has been associated with neurosurgeons and neurointensivists since his post-doctoral years at the University of Washington (1994-1999). He has published over 150 papers.


Physics Colloquium- Rafael Lang, Purdue
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Colloquium – Rafael Lang (Purdue) Dark Matter and How To Go About It

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1080 Physics Research Building – Smith Seminar Room – reception at 3:45pm in the Atrium

This talk will give an overview of astrophysical and cosmological evidence for Dark Matter. While this will make it clear that Dark Matter does exist, it remains entirely unknown what it is made of. Many well-motivated models predict Dark Matter particles with masses between

10 and 10,000 proton masses. Various techniques exist to tackle the search for such particles. This talk will present XENON1T, the most sensitive experiment ever built to search for Dark Matter scattering off a laboratory target. Given availability, new results from XENON1T will be presented. An outlook will be given over a variety of searches that are possible with XENON1T, from unconventional forms of Dark Matter to neutrinos from the Sun and supernova explosions anywhere in the Milky Way.


CAR Seminar Series- Bharat Hegde @ Center for Automotive Research
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CAR Seminar Series: Bharat Hegde, graduate student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Ghulam Murtaza, visiting scholar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University

Weekly seminar series during spring semester 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:30 pm
Center for Automotive Research
930 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Presenters: Bharat Hegde, graduate student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Ghulam Murtaza, visiting scholar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University

Topics: “Look-ahead energy management scheme for on-highway commercial vehicles” (Hedge) / “Modeling and control of Atkinson cycle engine” (Murtaza)

Join faculty, staff, visiting scholars and graduate students to learn about various automotive engineering topics during this weekly seminar series in spring semester 2017. Held in the classroom/room 198 at the Center for Automotive Research. Follow the conversation online: #CARSeminarSeries.


Denman Undergraduate Research Forum @ Recreational and Physical Activity Center
Mar 29 all-day

Denman Forum Overview

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, now in its 22nd year, is coordinated by the Undergraduate Research Office and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Denman, the Office of Research, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and corporate and private donors. The Denman Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.
About Mr. and Mrs. Denman

Mr. and Mrs. Denman are long-time members of the Ohio State University community and proud supporters of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, since its inception.  In addition, they have established the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Endowment Fund.  They also have established a Professorship for Clinical Research in Epilepsy and The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Fund for Basic and Clinical Research in Epilepsy in Memory and Honor of their son, Richard (Rik) J. Denman, Jr.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Denman are Inaugural Members of the Oval Society, established in 2010 and lifetime members of the President’s Club and the Ohio State Alumni Association.  Mr. Denman served as an Ohio State University Foundation Board Charter Member Director (1985-2003) and is now an Emeritus member and Lifetime Director of the Board.  He is a member of Medicine’s Order of Hippocrates, as well.  In 1996, the University presented him with a Distinguished Service Award.


BME Seminar Series- Dr. Giuliana Scarcelli, University of Maryland @ L035 The James
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland

Big Ten Seminar Exchange Speaker
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
James L035
460 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Biochemistry Seminar Series- Dr. Richard Vachet, University of Massachusetts @ 0111 Parks Hall
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Richard Vachet – Biochemistry Seminar Series

CBE Lowrie Lecture- Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota @ 130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lowrie Lecture I: Eric Kaler

President, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:30 am
130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Research Networking Series- Leveraging Big Data @ STEAM Factory
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Research, Short and Sweet
If you only had one minute and one slide to explain your work, what would you say? Please join your research colleagues for a new quarterly networking series that connects the most collaborative minds engaged in Discovery at Ohio State.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants for each session.
To register for a future session (dates and details below), send pdf slide & desired session to
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MAE Seminar- Dr. Mrinal Kumar @ E001 Scott Lab
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seminar: New Solution Paradigms for Uncertainty Forecasting in High-Dimensional Nonlinear Stochastic Systems

Dr. Mrinal Kumar, The Ohio State University
Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:00 pm
E001 Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

In this talk, we will look at a snapshot of the new Laboratory for Autonomy in Data Driven and Complex Systems (LADDCS) at the Aerospace Research Center (ARC).  LADDCS focuses on theoretical and computational research in uncertainty characterization, forecasting and fusion, as well as control of uncertain (better known as stochastic) systems. Challenges associated with the Fokker-Planck equation (FPE),  a holy grail problem in stochastic dynamics will be discussed. Two fundamentally distinct solution paradigms will be presented – i.) tensor-based discretization, and, ii.) adaptive particle discretization in the framework of Monte Carlo methods. The key objective of both classes of methods is to accurately capture non-Gaussianity while alleviating the curse of dimensionality. We will present our results in a wide variety of fields, including weather-forecasting, space-situational awareness and the modeling of polymeric fluids.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mrinal Kumar received a Ph.D. in 2009 from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, both in aerospace engineering. Before joining OSU in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor in the MAE department, he was an Assistant Professor in the same department at the University of Florida. At OSU, Dr. Kumar founded the Laboratory for Autonomy in Data-Driven and Complex Systems (LADDCS), which is home to research in nonlinear stochastic dynamical systems, Fokker‐Planck equations, Markov‐chain Monte Carlo methods, stochastic optimization and chance-constrained optimization and control. He received the Best Paper of Conference Award at the 2006 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, the 2007 AIAA Open Topic Graduate Research Award, and more recently, the NSF CAREER Award in 2013 and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2015.