West Campus Science and Technology Festival @ West Campus
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us on the West Campus of The Ohio State University for a free public event showcasing science and technology at Ohio State and beyond! This event is open to people of all ages, from children to retirees. In addition to displays and hands-on activities highlighting research at Ohio State, there will be tours of the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Arrival and parking information are available here. Share information with your friends and family at

Physics of Emerging Materials Workshop @ Physics Research Building
May 23 – May 25 all-day

The CEM Internal Advisory Council, a grassroots committee of CEM students and postdoctoral researchers, created this workshop to inform the Center’s direction and improve the educational and research experiences of CEM students. POEM will be composed of tutorials by faculty, student talks, poster sessions, and will provide extensive opportunities for interaction between CEM students (on and offsite), and students at NMHU (New Mexico Highlands University), as well as CEM faculty. The workshop also  provides a platform to CEM faculty for exchange of innovative ideas to further the research direction of CEM. This internal workshop is closed to the public.

Organic and Inorganic Student Seminar – Grace Eder @ McPherson Lab 2015
May 23 @ 11:30 am – May 30 @ 12:30 pm

Title: Dye Molecule-Based Porous Organic Polymers

Advisor: Psaras McGrier

Organic and Inorganic Student Seminar – Nate Kenton @ McPherson Lab 2015
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Chemical Synthesis of an Azaspiracid-3 Diastereomer

Organic and Inorganic Student Seminar – Curran Rhodes @ McPherson Lab 2015
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Discovery of Bicyclic Peptidyl Inhibitors against the NEMO Protein

Advisor: Dehua Pei

Organic and Inorganic Student Seminar – Ethan Wappes @ McPherson Lab 2015
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: TBA

Advisor: David Nagib

Confocal Training Seminar @ Biomedical Research Tower 134
May 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sign up using the contact us form here. Please put “Confocal Training Seminar” in the comments box. You will then be registered and will not receive a confirmation email. Attendance at this free monthly seminar is required before receiving one-on-one confocal training.

Workshop on Spins, Valleys, and Topological States in 2D and Layered Materials @ Physics Research Building
Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a leading group of researchers, in addition to students, postdocs and other participants, to discuss 2D platforms for spin, valley, and topological physics and their potential applications. With the continued evolution of graphene spintronics, combined with the recent advances in spin/valley-polarized excitations in transition metal dichalocogenides, and novel concepts related to the theory and synthesis of emerging new materials, there is a critical mass of researchers with complementary interests. In addition, monolayer magnetism and robust 2D topological states are important challenges moving forward. At this workshop, participants will bring expertise from a variety of disciplines and discuss the latest advances in this growing field. This workshop is supported by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter (ICAM), the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), and the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM).

Research Networking Series- Sustaining Energy and the Enviornment @ 218 Nanotech West Lab
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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.
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The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar: Bryan R. Smith, Ph.D @ L045 James
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar:

Bryan R. Smith, PhD – Instructor, Dept of Radiology, Stanford University


Despite revolutionary developments in precision engineering of nanoparticles, nanomedicine successes in the clinic have been rare. This is mainly attributable to poor delivery to disease sites. I will describe my path to address these issues, starting briefly with non-invasive imaging approaches and computational simulations that uncover the complexity of nanoparticle targeting to cancer. I will discuss how nanoparticle imaging in living subjects led me to develop a novel ‘immune nanomedicine’ approach. Exploiting the native advantages of the immune system to deliver nanoparticle cargoes to disease sites, the power of this approach lies in its simplicity and reliability. It circumvents previous delivery issues by avoiding key biobarriers to nanoparticle transport, and could provide unprecedented flexibility in reliably targeting payloads to disease sites. I will illustrate the potential of this immune-based approach for multi-modal imaging diagnostics and/or therapeutics through an oncology imaging application, and will discuss how I intend to clinically translate nanomedicines.



After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Bryan Smith completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering as an NSF IGERT Fellow at The Ohio State University working in cancer nanotechnology. He moved to Stanford University for his post-doctoral work, where he was awarded a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar NIH Fellowship as well as a Stanford Dean’s Fellowship. He was granted K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence and AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) awards for his work in cancer nanomedicine.